SpaceX Launches Mission for U.S. Air Force

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft, or DSCOVR, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. DSCOVR is a partnership between NOAA, NASA and the U.S. Air Force, and will maintain the nation's real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities. The Falcon 9 rocket delivered the DSCOVR satellite to a 187 x 1,241,000 km orbit at 37 degrees.

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