The primary operations objective of the DSCOVR mission is to provide solar wind thermal plasma and magnetic field measurements to enable space weather forecasting by NOAA.
Secondary science objectives are to image the Sun lit disk of Earth in 10 spectral bands with a spatial resolution of 12 km or better, to determine ozone, aerosol, cloud cover, cloud height, vegetation, and leaf area indices and to measure the Earth reflected irradiance in the wavelength range of 0.2 - 100 microns.
Category II, Risk Class D
|Launch Date: Early FY15|
|Launch Vehicle: Falcon-9|
|Small Explorer Spacecraft Bus|
|Plasma –Magnetometer (PlasMag): Magnetometer and Faraday Cup|
|Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC)|
|NIST Advanced Radiometer (NISTAR)|
|Pulse Height Analyzer (PHA)|
| Joint NOAA, NASA, and USAF program for continuing critical space weather observations
| DSCOVR Status and Issues|
Major Programmatic Changes since last briefing: