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NASA delays launch of satellite to track carbon pollution

02 July, 2014

WASHINGTON: A water flow problem on Tuesday forced the US space agency to postpone the launch of a satellite to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, a leading greenhouse gas.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 was due to take off atop a Delta 2 rocket at 2:56 am Pacific time (0956 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But the operation was halted 46 seconds before scheduled liftoff time due to an issue with water flow to the rocket, NASA said.

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New Microsoft-Nokia smartphone is... Android

WASHINGTON: Microsoft on Tuesday opted for the Android operating system from archrival Google for its new Nokia smartphone, in a move aimed at regaining momentum in the competitive mobile sector.

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