DSCOVR

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• Launch date:  11  February 2015

• Agency: NASA

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Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is a NOAA Earth observation and space weather satellite scheduled to be launched by SpaceX in early 2015 on a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. As of June 2014, the launch was scheduled for January 2015.

It was originally developed as a NASA satellite proposed in 1998 by then-Vice President Al Gore for the purpose of Earth observation. It is intended to be positioned at the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrangian point (1,500,000 kilometres (930,000 mi) from Earth) to provide early warning of approaching solar storms, at this location it will have a continuous view of the sun and the sunlit side of the Earth.