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Main » 2015 » March » 1 » US launched Climate Observatory.


US launched Climate Observatory.
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On February 11, 2015 at 23:03 UTC the “Falcon-9R” rocket-carrier was launched from Cape Canaveral launch site of US Air Force. The launch was performed by SpaceX company supported by the 45th Space Wing of US Air Force. The rocket orbited DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory).

The DSCOVR spacecraft will operate at the L1 Lagrange point nearly a million miles from Earth in line with the sun. The $340 million mission will measure fluctuations in the supersonic solar wind streaming toward Earth from the sun, warning forecasters of possible solar storms that could disrupt air traffic, communications, satellite navigation and electrical grids.

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