Presenters at NASA's March 4, 2011 press conference seem to agree: Orbital Sciences 'Taurus rocket still has a fairing separation issue, resulting this time in the loss of NASA's Glory mission to study climate change. (space.com)
One of the NASA panel Scientists "reassures" that they will continue to make formulations based upon the next 13 missions, inc. other forms of measure.
And... OCO-2 (2013 re-flight) would provide a baseline for data on carbon emissions as part of a new climate treaty intended to address concerns over global warming....
This is sort-of like "Cherry-picking" more solutions...
And more Obama team "reward of failure" w/ Tax-payer funds...
-But NASA's Mission is not "Carbon-Tax, propaganda"
-Anthony Watts Posts on 1/14/11:
The data from the SORCE satellite showed that the prior 30 years of satellite measurement of Total Solar Irradiance was way off the mark. [Read]
“The Glory TIM should be three times more accurate than SORCE TIM, and about ten times more accurate than earlier instruments,” said Greg Kopp, a physicist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and leader of the TIM science team.”[Read]
Orbital Sciences will provide a Taurus XL 3110, also launched from Vandenberg, for the 2013 re-flight... Like its predecessor, OCO-2 is designed to identify distinct sources of carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere. The new spacecraft will provide a global map of natural as well as human carbon dioxide sources and “sinks” — places in the atmosphere where the colorless gas accumulates. Carbon dioxide is the leading greenhouse gas attributed to human activities. Carbon dioxide, water vapor, ozone and methane are among gases in the atmosphere that trap heat from sunlight that would otherwise be reflected off the Earth’s surface and back into space. The National Research Council has suggested OCO-2 could provide a baseline for data on carbon emissions as part of a new climate treaty intended to address concerns over global warming.