Skip to comments.NASA to launch global warming satellite after loss
Posted on 06/29/2014 2:05:09 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy this time on a different rocket.
The $468 million mission is designed to study the main driver of climate change emitted from smokestacks and tailpipes. Some of the carbon dioxide is sucked up by trees and oceans, and the rest is lofted into the atmosphere, trapping the sun's heat and warming the planet.
NASA suffered a major scientific and financial disaster in 2009 when a rocket carrying the original satellite plummeted into the waters off Antarctica minutes after soaring from Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast.
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We got a couple of shuttle missions out of the ozone hole bs.
a rocket carrying the original satellite plummeted into the waters off Antarctica minutes after soaring from Vandenberg Air Force Base along the central California coast.
Does this indicate a polar orbit?
I heard those were harder to reach?
Save your money. All energy comes from the sun.
They blame the first launch failure on globull warming.
So how is watching tailpipes and smokestacks form space cheaper than watching them form the ground. We all know that NASA is remissoned to promote Islam.
Our gov’t prostituting science.
Do you suppose there’s any chance the data interpretation hasn’t already been written?
Too bad al gore isn’t on the craft.
Most climate satellites are polar orbits. As the earth rotates below them, they get very close to full earth coverage. Getting to a polar orbit isn’t significantly harder, they choose the launch sites to make it easier.
we are living in Bizzaro world
...so is the carbon monoxide to blame or that BIG NUCLEAR EXPLOSION out in space that we call THE SUN to blame...uhm...has anyone see ManBearPig?
Meanwhile, the stink coming from Al Gore's full diaper ruins the view for everyone else. The Military-Industrial-Science complex seems to be churning right along, launching them rockets.
Harrison Schmidt straightened a lot of people out. Can't think of a better Vice President.
And that is on a good day.
This one is controlled by The Algore App
Another example of Moose-limbs contribuion to the culture ,
as advocated by the "New , and Improved NASA ".
Transpiration and Photosynthesis of green plants require Carbon Dioxide .
The 'potted plant' in the White Hut just needs more "Chomb"
What a waste of Oxygen !
I wonder if it records temperature data too. I could see them easily writing the programming so that it adds a few 10ths of a centigrade to the actual temperature and then to program it to keep increasing at an accelerated rate every year. Then after a few years they can say see...
Why launch a satellite? They make up all the data already.
Ironically, the Rocket, make that both Rockets, have and will create more Globull Warming Gasses than all of Al Gore’s, Oprah’s, Barbra Streisand’s, Mayor Doomberg’s and Hillary Clinton’s Houses combined.
Statistics don't lie ,...statisticians do lie
until you get the statistics that you were funded by FEDGovt. to find .
THat's the OBungler way !!
They launch a satellite to collect data on a dis-proven gloBULL warming theory...and the rocket emits tons of pollution, dropping the satellite into pristine Antarctic ocean, polluting it?????? What complete asses! Aside from the money wasted...these morons funding this BS and those ayt NASA who are complicit should be arrested and exiled. How do these fools sleep? It is like the windmill asses chopping-up raptors and other birds. Sheesh...enough already, you LIB jerks.
Just how is this supposed to help reach out to mooseSlimes?
And speaking of NASA, the states have never delegated to the feds, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to appropriate funds for space exploration or atmospheric study purposes. So right off the bat, NASA needs to do the following.
To preserve its very existence, NASA needs to encourage Congress to propose a space exploration and atmospheric study amendment to the Constitution to the states for ratification. And if the states choose to ratify the amendment then Congress will have the specific power that it needs to make appropriations bills to fund NASA for such purposes and NASA will be a hero.
But also consider that the states have never delegated to Congress, expressly via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate environemental issues even if atmospheric studies reveal problems. So both NASA and global warming alarmists also have to encourage Congress to propose an amendment to the states which would grant Congress the specific power that it needs to legislatively address environmental issues. And if the states choose to ratify that amendment then Congress will have the constitutional authority that it needs to protect the environment and global warming alarmists will be heroes along with NASA.
Why are they screwing around with this? Just say you launched the satellite, declare it has found significant global warming and bag the $450 million for the DNC.
The Mediacrats won’t question it.
Neither will the constitutionally clueless sheeple question it.
yes because the polor vortex is not stationary anymore because of global opps Climate change
“Carbon copy”- HAHAHAHAHHA
Unlikely to have indicated a polar orbit, if it failed before achieving low earth orbit. Generally satellites enter a low earth orbit, with an inclination equal to the launch latitude. Once in low earth orbit, they perform transfer maneuvers. I suppose a polar orbit would be most useful for giving worldwide coverage, so I would not be surprised.
heh, heh carbon copy
That is some damned expensive alchemy.
How is a heavier than air gas “lofted” into the atmosphere. This raises the question in my mind, how far up does co2 go?
The above link is a simple demonstration showing the physical activity of co2 in the atmosphere.