NASA says a new satellite intended to study climate change on Earth has been lost. The Glory satellite blasted off overnight from Vandenberg Air Force base in California, aboard a Taurus rocket and headed for orbit.
It never got there.
NASAKennedy #Glory The Taurus does not have sufficient velocity to achieve orbit.
NASA says the rocket and the satellite failed to separate as they hurtled into space and without the breakaway, the rocket and satellite were to heavy to reach orbit. The AP reports NASA believes the rocket landed in the Pacific Ocean. Glory was supposed to study how airborne particles affect Earth's climate.