Comments:Rocket carrying NASA carbon dioxide satellite crashes into ocean
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This first one, an ESA satellite that was also supposed to study the source and impact of CO2 in the atmosphere, also suffered the same problem... The rocket did not deploy it. Now this one. I'm not a conspiracy nut, but two satellites, with the same goal, suffering from the same problem... It is weird, too weird to call it a coincidence.
Cost will be more than $$
What cost can we assign to our continued ignorance about the carbon cycle? Policy decisions being made today and for years to come on the basis of our limited understanding will expend many more dollars than the price tag of this failed mission.