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    Technicians prepping the OCO-2 instrument


    NASA's New Carbon-Counting Instrument Leaves the Nest
    05.10.12--NASA’s first mission dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide moves a step closer to reality with the shipment of its JPL-built science instrument.
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    Orbiting Carbon Observatory Mishap Investigation Results
    The OCO mission was lost in a launch failure when the payload fairing of the Taurus launch vehicle failed to separate during ascent.
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    › News release: NASA Releases Accident Summary


    Future Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Observations
    NASA has released a document describing the scientific need for observations from a potential OCO reflight mission.
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