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Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)
browse graphic The Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy (DSCOVR) satellite is a NOAA operated asset located at the first Lagrange point (L1). This places it approximately 1% of the distance from Earth towards the Sun along the Sun-Earth line. The primary space weather instrument is the PlasMag suite. PlasMag includes a vector magnetometer (MAG) to measure the local magnetic field and a Faraday Cup (FC), which will measure the solar wind proton/alpha bulk properties (wind speed, density and temperature). PlasMag data will be used in real time to monitor solar wind conditions in order to provide forecasts and nowcasts to SWPC customers. The PlasMag data will also be made available to scientists for sensor cal/val and for research purposes. DSCOVR launched on Feb. 11, 2015 and will become operational on July 27, 2016. End Of Life (EOL) is anticipated to occur in December 2019.