Delta II to Launch NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Mission
Rocket/Payload: A Delta II 7320 will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission for NASA
Date/Site/Launch Time: Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Mission Description: The observatory is NASA's first satellite mission dedicated to studying carbon dioxide, a critical component of Earth’s carbon cycle that isthe leading human-produced greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate.
Launch Notes: OCO-2 will be ULA’s seventh launch of 2014 and 84th overall.