Now Reading:

Troubled launch for NASA's global warming mission

world news

Troubled launch for NASA's global warming mission


NASA’s first ever mission aimed at measuring carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere has failed.

Despite a successful take-off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the payload fairing failed to separate properly from the spacecraft just minutes after the launch. Part of a 220 million euro mission, the carbon observatory was to be NASA’s first satellite dedicated to monitoring carbon dioxide on a global scale. The aim of the two-year mission was to better understand the comings and goings of carbon dioxide, and thus gobal warming.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article