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CO2 Monitoring Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit

02/24/2009


The launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, a satellite which would have measured CO2 emmissions around the globe, ended in failure Tuesday morning as it failed to reach orbit. The NASA satellite which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California crashed into the ocean near Antartica a few short minutes after take-off. The $273 million satellite would have helped scientists to predict climate changes from CO2 greenhouse gas emmissions. The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.