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Space Weather Satellite DSCOVR Launched

DSCOVR Launch on top of Falcon 9 Rocket

The tsunami buoy of space has been launched; the DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) will be used to monitor the sun and space weather.

The satellite was launched from a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.

The satellite will be able to give advanced warnings from sudden outbursts of solar energy from our sun; this may disrupt electricity distribution, GPS services, aircraft communications, and damager satellites in orbit around the Earth.

DSCOVR will also take full-face images of the Earth and there will be video streaming. Every day it will send 4-5 pictures which will be uploaded on a public website.

Many people think that it will be an inspiration to see these pictures a marker that will enlighten many.

DSCOVR will also be used by scientists to observe the earth’s ozone, vegetation and clouds. It will also be able to track the amount of sunlight falling on the planet versus the amount of energy it gives back to space. This will give scientists important information about climate change.

The Democratic Vice President Al Gore believes that this mission is a significant step towards understanding our planet and the space around it. He issued a statement where he said that this satellite will help to giving us solutions to our climate crisis as the planet is fragile and everyone needs to understand that it is everyone’s duty to protect it from harm.

SpaceX is still perfecting the technology it uses to control the re-entry of the first stage of the Falcon 9 so it can be reused which ultimately will reduce costs.

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