NASA C02 Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

A separation issue just after launch meant that the mission has, per NASA, ended. The rocket fell back to earth. Too bad.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) plan aimed to capture accurate atmospheric carbon levels around the globe to unprecedented levels of accuracy.

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Published Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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