NASA to launch Earth observation satellite March 4

Mar 01, 2011
The Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA set March 4 as the launch date for its Earth observation satellite, named Glory, after it was twice postponed last month due to technical glitches.

NASA on Tuesday set March 4 as the launch date for its Earth observation satellite, named Glory, after it was twice postponed last month due to technical glitches.

"Those issues have been resolved," said in a statement, announcing the new launch time of 2:09 am (1009 GMT) on Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Data from the Glory mission will allow scientists to better understand how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called "" affect Earth's climate and how they may impact human life.

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