This Week at NASA: OCO-2 First Light, Black Holes, Cygnus, ATV-5

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A month after its launch, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide - has reached its final operating orbit and returned its first science data.

"First light" test data were collected on August 6 as OCO-2 flew over central New Guinea, confirming the health of the spacecraft's science instrument's. Also, ATV-5 Delivers Cargo, Cygnus Departs Station, Super Celestial Show, Black Hole Blurs X-ray Light, Million Pound Move and more.

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