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What does MCO stand for?

MCO stands for Mars Climate Orbiter


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In 1999, NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter was lost because of an engineering mix-up between English and metric units of measurement.
``People might think that this somehow might be connected to the Mars failures, but it has no connection at all,'' Baltimore said, alluding to the failed Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander missions.
In September 1999, the Mars Climate Orbiter ended up in pieces around Mars or smashed on the planet because engineers mixed up English and metric units of measurement.
Two reports examining NASA's Mars program have blamed the 1999 failures of the Mars Climate Orbiter and the Mars Polar Lander on management problems and a lack of funding that are byproducts of the faster, better, cheaper philosophy.