Failed Launch For NASA Today

satelliteA satellite designed to map carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere failed to launch properly this morning.  The Orbiting Carbon Observatory was aboard an unmanned Taurus rocket that launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Tuesday morning.  A shield surrounding the satellite failed to separate and, due to the extra weight, obit could not be achieved.  The loss of this satellite is significant because of the valuable information it could have obtained on greenhouse gases and for climate modeling.  For more information on the launch, please see the Associated Press article here.

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