US rocket launch: Satellite to monitor Sun's harmful bursts
February 12 , 2015
A rocket that will put the DSCOVR or Deep Space Climate Observatory in orbit has been launched from Florida.
US scientists will use the satellite to monitor the Sun. DSCOVR will warn forecasters up to an hour in advance of major and potentially dangerous magnetic eruptions from our nearest star, researchers say.
The Falcon 9 rocket successfully took off from Cape Canaveral at 6.03 pm local time on Wednesday, after two previous launch attempts had to be postponed.