NASA has finally launched the CYGNSS 8-satellite mission that will study hurricanes after a hydraulic pump glitch and flight software patch caused a series of delay.
In an unfortunate turn of events, NASA was left with no other choice but to abort the launch of its CYGNSS mission once more. The space agency has experienced quite a bumpy week, rescheduling the launch two times in a row in a single week.
The launch of NASA's fleet of hurricane satellites was delayed due to a technical glitch from the rocket's releasing mechanism. The new launch date is scheduled on Dec. 14.
NASA will take on a new groundbreaking Earth science mission: the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB), a press release by NASA announced last December 7.
NASA emphasized the importance of Earth science missions amidst concerns on budget cuts from the Trump administration.