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Figuring Out What Really Happened to Glory and OCO
Figuring Out What Really Happened to Glory and OCO

After failed space flights, NASA investigation leads to Portland, The Oregonian “Twice in the past decade, NASA launched unmanned spacecraft ferrying advanced satellites into Earth’s orbit as part of a mission that could offer researchers an unprecedented new source of data on climate change. But the satellites failed to deploy and, within minutes, NASA’s $550 million investment and years of work vaporized in fiery balls of space junk. NASA has […]

  • NASA Watch
  • August 4, 2017
Taurus XL Fairing Fails To Separate – Again – Another Satellite Lost

NASA’s Glory Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit “NASA’s Glory mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Friday at 5:09:45 a.m. EST failed to reach orbit. Telemetry indicated the fairing, the protective shell atop the Taurus XL rocket, did not separate as expected about three minutes after launch.” Education Satellites Hitch Ride on Glory Mission “P-PODs are aluminum containers measuring about 5 inches square by about 16 inches long. […]

  • NASA Watch
  • March 4, 2011
Glory Launch Delayed Until Friday

NASA Schedules Next Glory Mission Launch Attempt “The launch of NASA’s Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST. Engineers from NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp. continue to troubleshoot a technical issue that arose during Wednesday’s initial launch attempt. The target launch date also will ensure personnel get the required rest before entering another countdown.”

  • NASA Watch
  • February 23, 2011