April 26, 2015
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - A rocket carrying a NASA global warming satellite has landed in the ocean near Antarctica after a failed launch.
The Taurus XL rocket carrying the Orbiting Carbon Observatory blasted off early Tuesday morning from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. But launch managers say that several minutes later, the payload fairing, which shelters the satellite, apparently failed to separate from the launch vehicle.
Taurus program manager John Brunschwyler says the rocket splashed into the ocean. He's with the rocket's maker, Orbital Sciences Corp.
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