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2014-07-02 08:21:23

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) payload for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at 2:56 a.m. PDT today. This launch marks the 51(st) Delta II mission for NASA and Delta II's return to flight as the first of two planned Delta II launches this year, and also the seventh ULA launch of 2014 and the 84(th) since the company was formed. "Congratulations...

OCO-2 mission launch
2014-07-02 07:01:52

By Steven Siceloff, NASA's Kennedy Space Center A Delta II rocket blazed off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Wednesday morning to begin a landmark mission to survey carbon dioxide gas in Earth's atmosphere. NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2, is expected to provide insight into how the planet adjusts to the increased production of carbon dioxide from a vantage point in orbit that will allow it to take readings on a scale never achieved before....

2014-07-01 12:20:44

STAR(TM) 48 Rocket Motor Carried Vehicle to Altitude of Over 180,000 Feet ARLINGTON, Va., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE:ATK) supported NASA Saturday as it moved one step closer to landing advanced payloads on Mars following the successful test of a next generation braking system. A world-leading producer of rocket motors, ATK provided both the rocket motor and test vehicle backbone for the test of NASA's experimental Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD). During the June...

2014-05-22 12:21:31

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on May 22 at 9:09 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-33, the mission is in support of national defense. "Congratulations to all of our mission partners on today's successful launch of the NROL-33 mission! The ULA team is honored to deliver another critical national...

2014-01-24 00:20:21

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) payload at 9:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 23 from Space Launch Complex-41. This was the first of 15 ULA launches scheduled for 2014 and the 78(th) ULA launch for ULA in just over seven years. "ULA and our mission partners are honored to work with the outstanding NASA team and we are proud of the vitally...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.