Countdown Coverage Begins at 3:30 P.M.

Our continuous countdown coverage to the launch of NOAA’s DSCOVR mission will begin at 3:30 p.m. EST leading up to liftoff at 6:10 p.m. The weather is looking very good for this evening’s liftoff, too, and forecasters continue to offer a 90 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time. The launch window is instantaneous for DSCOVR.¬†Should it be necessary to attempt launch Monday, the forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of favorable weather.

Our launch coverage will include details of NOAA’s goals for the spacecraft and what it means for studying Earth right now. You can also watch NASA TV for full countdown and launch commentary at or just click this link.

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