NASA Delays Climate Change Satellite Mission

A NASA satellite mission to study climate change has been delayed due to problems with its solar arrays.  The Glory mission was scheduled for launch on 22nd November 2010 but has been pushed back to the end of February 2011.

The mission will gather data to help scientists better understand the Earth‘s energy budget.  It will look at the properties of aerosols, including black carbon, in the Earth’s atmosphere and climate system plus enable a greater understanding of the seasonal variability of aerosol properties.

Artists impression of the Glory satellite at work

Artists impression of the Glory satellite at work. Credit: NASA

For further details, please visit NASA’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report.

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