OCO-2 Observatory Conducts Environmental Tests

OCO-2 Observatory Conducts Environmental Tests

OCO-2 Observatory Conducts Environmental Tests

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2 spacecraft is moved into a thermal vacuum chamber at Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Gilbert, Ariz., for a series of environmental tests. The tests confirmed the integrity of the observatory’s electrical connections and subjected the OCO-2 instrument and spacecraft to the extreme hot, cold and airless environment they will encounter once in orbit. The observatory’s solar array panels were removed prior to the test.
Image Credit: Orbital Sciences Corporation/NASA/JPL-Caltech

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