All conditions are go this afternoon as we count down to liftoff of NOAA’s DSCOVR spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. In case anyone was wondering, the Deep Space Climate Observatory, also known as DSCOVR, is a relatively new satellite.Launched on February 11th, 2015 on board of a Falcon 9 rocket, DSCOVR is in a lissajous orbit at the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrangian point. Its mission is to study solar phenomena as well as the climate of Earth.
We normally don't see this side of the moon. Awesome shot! DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) is an American space weather station that monitors changes in the solar wind, providing space weather alerts and forecasts for geomagnetic storms that could disrupt power grids, satellites, telecommunications, aviation and GPS.
As the moon is tidally locked to the earth and doesn't rotate, we only ever see the one face from the earth. DSCOVR Public Release Statement. Deep Space Climate Observatory () (formerly known as Triana) was originally conceived in the late 1990s as a NASA Earth science mission that would provide a near continuous view of Earth and measure Earth’s complete albedo.The mission was canceled and the satellite was put into storage in 2001. The Deep Space Climate Observatory is an American satellite that sits in a special orbit between the earth and the sun, about 1.5 million kilometers away from us. One of the instruments called EPIC or Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera will image the Earth in one picture, something that hasn't been done before from a satellite. Category: DSCOVR Two Hours to Liftoff. The Air Force is providing the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for today’s launch.
NASA has contributed two Earth science instruments for NOAA's space weather observing satellite called the Deep Space Climate Observatory or DSCOVR, set to launch in January 2015.
Dec 2, 2015 - The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth, allowing the satellite to capture this rare image of the moon's far side in full sunlight. NOAA and the USAF had DSCOVR removed from storage and …
For the second time in a year, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has captured a stunning time-lapse video of the moon crossing the sunlit face of Earth.