NASA image: DSCOVR Satellite Arrives in Florida for Launch

DSCOVR Satellite Arrives in Florida for Launch
Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

The truck delivering NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, enclosed in a protective shipping container, backs up to the door of the airlock of Building 2 at the Astrotech payload processing facility in Titusville, Florida, near NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

DSCOVR is a partnership between NOAA, NASA and the U.S. Air Force.

DSCOVR will maintain the nation's real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities which are critical to the accuracy and lead time of NOAA's space weather alerts and forecasts.

Launch is currently scheduled for January 2015 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 v 1.1 launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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