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nasa co2 hunter satelite fails

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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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nasa co2 hunter satelite fails


news.bbc.co.uk

Nasa's first mission to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) from space appears to have failed after a rocket malfunction.

Officials said the fairing - the part of the rocket which covers the satellite on top of the launcher - had failed to separate properly.

If the finding is confirmed, the mission will be lost.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) was intended to help pinpoint the key locations on our planet's surface where the gas is being emitted and absorbed.

The $270m mission was launched on a Taurus XL - the smallest ground-launched rocket currently in use by the US space agency. It is capable of launching a 1,300kg payload into orbit.

The rocket has flown eight times, with two failures including this launch.
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posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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what a coincidence!

a satellite designed to pinpoint the biggest producers of co2 and it fails on launch.

it seems that the deployment wasn't completed properly, you have to wonder how hard it was for someone to take out an explosive bolt or two before launch?

its hard to imagine a more important mission (unless its with people on board of course) but to trust it to a launcher that has failed 2 times out of 8?


news.bbc.co.uk
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