OCO-2 Launch Updates
Solar Arrays Deploy Successfully to Complete OCO-2 Launch
The OCO-2 spacecraft deployed a pair of solar arrays on schedule to begin charging its batteries in orbit about an hour after the launch of the mission aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
About the OCO-2 Launch
Launch Date: July 2
Launch Time: 2:56 a.m. PDT
Launch Vehicle: Delta II
Launch site: Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
Artist concept of the OCO-2 spacecraft in orbit over Earth during its mission. Artist concept by NASA/JPL