It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

$433 million satellite lost at sea

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:55 AM
link   

$433 million satellite lost at sea


www.brisbanetimes.com.au

LOS ANGELES - A NASA mission to monitor global warming from space ended on Tuesday when a satellite plunged into the ocean near Antarctica minutes after launch.

An equipment malfunction was apparently to blame, officials said.

The loss of the $US280 million ($AU433 million) mission came a month after Japan launched the world's first spacecraft to track global warming emissions.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:55 AM
link   
This couldn't have come at a worst time. I doubt NASA will have much money soon for these sorts of things given the global financial crash. It is also embarrassing for NASA given Japan and China have been launching quite a few rockets without any problems. Maybe we will see NASA and the USA taken over as the premium space agency. Such a pity...

www.brisbanetimes.com.au
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 3/3/09 by WatchNLearn]



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 12:58 AM
link   
Existing thread here:
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion.
Thank you







-thread closed-



for future reference:
Search ATS



new topics
 
0

log in

join