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Fraser
2009-Feb-18, 02:50 AM
NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide is ready for launch. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, is scheduled for liftoff aboard a Taurus XL rocket on February 24 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California at 1:51:30 a.m. PST. The spacecraft’s final polar orbit will be 438 miles. [...]

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manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 09:48 AM
T-8 and counting
Engineering is go..
Avionic on internal power,external power off

ready for launch

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 09:55 AM
T-47 seconds and counting
auto sequence on

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 09:57 AM
Liftoff.........................

All nominal

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 09:59 AM
stage 2 On
altitude 70 miles

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 10:12 AM
We have launch contingency !!

Hey....updates awaited

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 10:13 AM
We have launch contingency !!

Hey....updates awaited

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 10:15 AM
3rd stage separation fault seems to be...............

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 10:19 AM
Dont know whats going on.........
Every one in mission control room sitting quitely
Some one distributing brown colored leaflet to everyone....:confused:

manmeetvirdi
2009-Feb-24, 10:23 AM
NASA TV updates stopped
Media briefing after 2 hours

From Spaceflightnow.com


A Taurus rocket launching NASA's first environmental satellite dedicated to mapping atmospheric carbon dioxide failed to jettison its nose cone during launch from California this morning, causing the launch to fail.