Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

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Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) is an American environmental science satellite launched by a Delta Il rocket on July 2, 2014. It is a replacement for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory that was lost during a failed launch in 2009. OCO-2 is used to study carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. In 2022, the satellite remains active in a Sun-synchronous orbit.

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