Any Southern California residents watching the launch of NASA's Glory satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base early this morning: yes, that was a failed mission. NASA said that the satellite, an Earth-observing satellite intended to improve understanding of how the sun is affected by atmospheric aerosols and climate, failed to reach orbit. The satellite had launched from vandenberg at 2:09 a.m. The $400M satellite is now likely lost somewhere in the Pacific ocean. Vandenberg is the site of frequent launches by NASA.
Top NewsFriday, March 4, 2011
NASA Satellite Fails To Reach Orbit