NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., to launch the JPL-managed Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, planned for launch in February 2013.
A NASA panel that investigated the unsuccessful Feb. 24 launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory has completed its report.
NASA has selected the members of the board that will investigate the unsuccessful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, on Feb. 24.
NASA's Rick Obenschain, deputy director at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will lead the investigation board for the unsuccessful launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory on Feb. 24.
02.20.09 - Here are some quick facts about the Earth-orbiting satellite, scheduled to launch on Feb. 24, 2009.
02.19.09 - As the concentration of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere continues to rise, so also do efforts to find solutions to this global problem.
02.18.09 - The Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite is the first of its kind, built to measure and track carbon dioxide "sources" and "sinks" in Earth's atmosphere.
02.10.09 - The challenge: very precisely measure carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere all over the world, especially near Earth's surface.