SpaceX poised to launch resurrected space weather satellite

Miami (AFP) Feb 8, 2015

A $340 million sun-observing spacecraft that was initially dreamed up by former US vice president Al Gore is finally poised to launch Sunday after being kept in storage by NASA for years.

The unmanned Deep Space Climate Observatory is scheduled to blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6:10 pm (2310 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

DSCOVR’s goal is to help space weather forecasters —> Read More Here


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