PIA18458: Key Events in the Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2
Target Name: Earth
Mission: OCO-2
Spacecraft: OCO-2 Observatory
Instrument: OCO-2
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Produced By: NASA
Other Information: JPL News Release 2014-211
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This illustration highlights key events in the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, beginning with its liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California.

OCO-2 is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Va., built the spacecraft and provides mission operations under JPL's leadership. The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.

For more information on OCO-2, visit: http://oco.jpl.nasa.gov/ and http://www.nasa.gov/oco2.

Image Credit:
NASA/United Launch Alliance

Image Addition Date:
2014-06-30