PIA18459: Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 on the Pad
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: OCO-2
Spacecraft: OCO-2 Observatory
Instrument: OCO-2
Product Size: 2848 x 4288 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, awaits launch at the 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/Randy Beaudoin/Vandenberg Air Force Base

Image Addition Date:
2014-07-01