Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Was Crash of NASA's Carbon Observatory DELIBERATE?

How convenient...NASA gets ready and launches an almost $300 Million dollar GREEN Carbon measuring Satellite, and it CRASHES shortly after lift off, failing to reach orbit. Am I the only one that finds this a BIT CONVENIENT and a BIT SUSPICIOUS...yes, I will say it. I think this satellite was DELIBERATELY KEPT OUT OF ORBIT.
NASA satellite mission to monitor carbon dioxide fails
Times of the Internet RSS Feed - science -
The launch of a satellite to monitor global carbon dioxide emissions flopped within minutes of liftoff from a California air base Tuesday after the module failed to separate from the rocket, NASA said.

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NASA satellite crashes into ocean in failed launch

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory failed to make it to orbit earlier today. It launched off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on a 4-stage Taurus XL rocket. The protective cover (a nose cone) failed to separate and, even though all the rocket stages worked, the extra weight meant that the satellite didn't reach orbit. It fell back to Earth and landed somewhere in the ocean near Antarctica.

The failure of the $278 million mission is a setback for carbon monitoring efforts from space. It is also the second of eight Taurus XL missions to fail. Orbital Sciences Corporation built both the satellite and the rocket.

NASA says it will convene a committee to investigate the failure.

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