SpaceX Successfully Launches Deep-Space Climate Satellite

February 14, 2015 2:19 PM

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On Wednesday, the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) successfully launched the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) from the Cape Canaveral spaceship port in Florida, in a third attempt. SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted that there wasn’t going to be any attempt to recover the Falcon 9 booster rocket because of unfavorable weather conditions.

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is a refrigerator-sized deep-space weather satellite, which was designed to provide useful information on incoming solar storms that may affect power grids and low orbit satellites. DSCOVR was put on orbit on Wednesday with help from a Falcon 9 Rocket at a...

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