DSCOVR launch scrubbed again

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 23:04 UTC

DSCOVR launch scrubbed again

Today's launch of the DSCOVR mission which is set to replace the aging ACE spacecraft has again been scrubbed. There were no technical issues this time but it was the weather that failed to cooperate.

Measurements made by weather balloons showed that upper level winds were too high for a safe launch into space. The next launch opportunity will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at 23:03 UTC.

Are you wondering why the DSCOVR mission will be so important for space weather enthusiasts or do you just want to know more about the DSCOVR mission? Read our news article from Saturday!

Image: The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the DSCOVR spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Credit: NASA TV.

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