Deep Space Climate Observatory launched

A joint initiative between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and US Air Force resulted in the recent, successful launch of NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite. DSCOVR went into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. DSCOVR will help NOAA provide more accurate space weather forecasts, warnings and alerts by being able to better monitor solar wind observations.

A pre-flight NASA briefing for the Deep Space Climate Observatory also took place on February 5, 2015.