Orbital Sciences is integrating the 1,160-lb. Glory climate-change satellite it built for NASA onto a Taurus XL launcher at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., in preparation for a Feb. 23 flight. Besides building the spacecraft and launcher, Orbital will provide mission control from its Dulles, Va., headquarters. Glory is to be lifted into the high-inclination “A-Train” orbit of spacecraft conducting long-term climate-change studies of Earth’s oceans, land surfaces and atmosphere. Glory is based on ...


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