Orbital Sciences snags a new launch worth $70 million

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Orbital Sciences Corp. in Dulles will assist NASA in a study of atmospheric carbon dioxide with a new launch in 2013.
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission, a job worth $70 million, will document greenhouse gas changes caused by nature and man. It replaces an earlier mission by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, OCO-1, which was lost in 2009 due to a launch vehicle failure. The new launch is scheduled for February 2013 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.


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