"Science Satellite's Crash Leaves NASA 'Devastated' -- and Flummoxed"

"A NASA satellite designed to study aerosols' influence on climate and measure solar energy failed to reach orbit [Friday] morning. The crash marks the second time in two years that a NASA climate satellite has failed to launch.

The cause appeared to be a problem with the Taurus XL rocket the space agency was using as the vehicle to launch the $424 million satellite, known as Glory, into orbit."

Lauren Morello reports for Greenwire March 4, 2011.

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