The first vehicle in the German PMWE campaign was launched from ASC today, reaching an altitude of approx. 120 kilometers while intercepting polar mesospheric winter echoes in the skies above northern Norway. The payload section was successfully recovered from the Norwegian Sea two hours after splashdown.
The campaign continues with one remaining vehicle to launch.
Principal investigator for the PMWE campaign is Dr Boris Strelnikov from the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, IAP.