Glory Satellite

No Glory: NASA Releases Findings from Taurus XL Rocket Failure

by Nancy Atkinson February 20, 2013

NASA has released the findings from a panel that investigated the 2011 crash of the Glory spacecraft after it failed to reach orbit on board an Orbital Sciences Taurus XL rocket, falling into the Pacific Ocean. Early on, the problem was traced to the fairing – the clamshell nosecone that encapsulates the satellite as it […]

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No Glory: NASA Delays Climate Change Satellite Mission

by Nancy Atkinson October 2, 2010

A satellite mission to study climate change on Earth has been delayed due to problems with its solar arrays. The Glory mission was scheduled for a November 22, 2010 launch, but it now has been tentatively pushed back to February 23, 2011. Reportedly, ground testing revealed a problem with a mechanism in one of the […]

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