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Main » 2014 » July » 7 » Delta rocket orbited scientific satellite.


Delta rocket orbited scientific satellite.
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On July 02, 2014 at 09:56 UTC the Delta-2 rocket-carrier was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. The launch was performed by United Launch Alliance supported by the 30th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited the OCO-2 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2) satellite to watch the Earth breathe from space. The space vehicle will study natural and man-made carbon dioxide emission and absorption to help scientists assess how the greenhouse gas is contributing to global warming.
 

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