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The Venus Spectral Rocket Experiment (VeSpR) will investigate the the escape of water from Venus' atmosphere during the flight of a suborbital rocket. The sounding rocket will carry a telescope above most of Earth's atmosphere where it can observe ultraviolet light from Venus that would normally be absorbed by Earth's atmosphere. Total flight time is less than 10 minutes. The telescope can be recovered and reused.

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