NASA postpones carbon satellite’s launch at 46 seconds

(CNN) — NASA postponed its launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2.

NASA tweeted out that the countdown stopped at 46 seconds because of a failure in the launch pad water flow.

The rocket was set to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide.

During their last attempt to launch a carbon satellite in 2009, it crashed into Antarctic waters just minutes after takeoff.

Meanwhile, there is no word on when they plan to reschedule the launch. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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