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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - DSCOVR -
Full Name Deep Space Climate Observatory
aka Triana (formerly)
Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies NOAA, NASA, USAF Launch Date 11 Feb 2015
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Feb 2020
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Earth-Sun L-1 Orbit Period 259200 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 150000 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Every 3 months. Repeat Cycle 1 days
Objectives and Applications Measure a combination of solar phenomena and earth science measurements. Provides 15 min warning for solar storms (CME) events. Provides full disk Earth observations at 10 wavelengths with 2-4 hour cadence. This mission is positioned at the Earth-Sun L-1 point.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols EPIC
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature EPIC
Ozone EPIC
Radiation budget NISTAR
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements ES, PlasMag
Mission Instruments
EPIC - Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera
ES - Electron Spectrometer
FC - Faraday Cup
NISTAR - NIST Advanced Radiometer
PHA - Pulse Height Analyzer
PlasMag - Plasma-Magnetometer
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