EPIC Daily Images of Earth

NASA has announced that it will be releasing pictures of Earth everyday. These are not your run-of-the-mill GOES images or anything like that either, these are pictures of the entire Globe in true color. The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (yes, EPIC) is attached to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a space-weather monitoring satellite. The satellite is […]

DSCOVR Mission to Launch This Evening

NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory mission is scheduled to launch this evening from Cape Canaveral, weather permitting. The DSCOVR satellite will orbit the sun in order to monitor solar wind that could affect our planet. Solar wind is highly variable, as it can lead to beautiful auroras, but can also impact electrical power grids. DSCOVR […]

NOAA to Launch DSCOVR Satellite Soon

NOAA has plans to launch the DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) satellite no earlier than February 8, 2015. This satellite will be responsible for collecting space weather data and relaying this information to Earth. The launch is set to be performed by the U.S. Air Force and SpaceX. DSCOVR will prove vital in monitoring the solar […]