Solar Storm Satellite Heads for Gravitational Sweet Spot

February 8, 2015 4:11 PM

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Solar Storm Satellite Heads for Gravitational Sweet Spot

Space-weather mission sets sights on a balancing point between the Earth and the sun.

The Deep Space Climate Observatory, launching Sunday, will keep an eye on Earth from a very special perch. Called a Lagrangian point, the spacecraft’s future home is part of a constellation of stable parking spots for satellites in orbit.

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