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NASA Successfully Launches CO2 Monitoring Satellite

Posted on 04 July 2014

Atmospheric carbon dioxide has now reached its highest level in the past 800,000 yrs. US space agency NASA launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) spacecraft Wednesday from California into the night skies to study global warming, NASA TV showed.
The United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket carrying the OCO-2 spacecraft, the first dedicated NASA mission to monitor atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) on global scales, blast off at 2:56 a PDT (0956 GMT) Wednesday from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Engineers successfully established communication with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, NASA said in a statement………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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