Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Satellite at Launch Pad
July 7, 2014
The upper levels of the launch gantry, surrounding the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite onboard, are seen at Space Launch Complex 2, Sunday, June 29, 2014, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. OCO-2 will measure the global distribution of carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth’s climate. OCO-2 is scheduled to launch on July 1 at 5:56 a.m. EDT, 2:56 a.m. PDT.
Topics: Environment, Space technology, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, A-train, Orbiting Carbon Observatory, Launch pad, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Delta II, Boeing, Taurus