Mission: DSCOVR


When did DSCOVR launch?

February 11, 2015

Where is DSCOVR?

960,000 miles (1.5 million km) from Earth

What does DSCOVR do?

The letters in DSCOVR stand for Deep Space Climate Observatory. DSCOVR is a product of a partnership between NOAA, NASA and the U.S. Air Force. DSCOVR collects observations of the Earth’s atmosphere and monitors the flow of particles from the Sun, called solar wind. With this information, NOAA can forecast space weather–conditions created by changes on the surface of the Sun–and alerts for events caused by changes in the solar wind. NASA's EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite also captures daily images of Earth several times per day.

Learn more about NASA’s DSCOVR.