[ rok-it-sond ]
/ ˈrɒk ɪtˌsɒnd /
a telemeter for gathering data on the atmosphere at very high altitudes, carried aloft by rocket and returned to earth by parachute.
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Science definitions for rocketsonde
[ rŏk′ĭt-sŏnd′ ]
An instrument transported to the upper atmosphere by rocket, used to study meteorological conditions. A rocketsonde is capable of measuring and transmitting information to altitudes of about 76,000 m (249,280 ft).
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