View Full Version : Europe's Climate Satellite Fails to Leave Pad

2009-Mar-16, 03:10 PM
Europe's*Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) seems to be stuck on the pad. The climate change satellite was expected to launch out of Russia at 14:21 GMT (10:21 EDT) today, from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.*The weather was fine and mission managers were optimistic with seconds to liftoff — and then, everything froze. [...]

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