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Space weather observatory blasts off after 17-year wait

February 12, 2015

An interplanetary space weather station rocketed away from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, speeding toward a remote operating post a million miles from Earth to help forecasters warn of intense solar storms.

Video: Falcon 9 launch of DSCOVR

February 11, 2015

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral with the Deep Space Climate Observatory, beginning a new day in space weather forecasting. Liftoff occurred at 6:03:32 p.m. EST on Feb. 11.

SpaceX to forgo booster recovery on Wednesday’s launch

February 11, 2015

SpaceX says it is giving up on landing the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean after Wednesday’s launch of a NOAA space weather observatory due to rough seas in the booster recovery zone off Florida’s East Coast.

Video: DSCOVR prepared for launch

February 10, 2015

This narrated video clip shows NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory being readied for launch atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

17 years later, Gore makes case for viewing Earth from deep space

February 9, 2015

After waiting nearly two decades for dream to become reality, former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday the mission he fostered in 1998 — finally ready for launch this week — will have important scientific and social impacts in humanity’s relationship with Earth.

SpaceX plans a busy day Tuesday

February 9, 2015

Tuesday is shaping up to be a busy day for SpaceX, with liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a space weather satellite, an experimental booster flyback maneuver to test reusable launch technologies, and the splashdown of a Dragon capsule returning from the International Space Station.

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