BackForward Satellite: OCO 

Satellite details
Acronym OCO
Full name Orbiting Carbon Observatory
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the OCO programme.
  • Main missions: atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 460 kg Dry mass 315 kg
Power 521 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • N/A (launch failure).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
ECT 13:15 asc


Space agency NASA
Status Lost at launch
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Launch failed.
Launch 24 Feb 2009 EOL 24 Feb 2009
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on OCO

Acronym Full name
OCO spectrometer Orbiting Carbon Observatory Spectrometer
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