BackForward Satellite: DSCOVR 

Satellite details
Acronym DSCOVR
Full name Deep Space Climate Observatory
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the DSCOVR programme.  Actually, re-furbishment of the Triana satellite, stored in 2000.
  • Main missions:
  • Sun process monitoring
  • Earth radiation budget.


Mass at launch 440 kg Dry mass 307 kg
Data access link
Data access information
  • Data exchanged within the International Real Time Solar Wind Network (RTSWnet).
  • Data archived at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, Co.
Orbit Lagrange libration point 1 Altitude 1.5e+06 km


Space agency NOAANASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • L1 Lagrange libration point reached on 8 June 2015.
  • Transition from NASA to NOAA occurred on 28 October 2015.
  • Service taken over from ACE on 27 July 2016.
  • Service interrupted between April 2019 and March 2020 for software updating.
  • Primary L1 satellite.
Launch 11 Feb 2015 EOL ≥2026
Last update: 2022-02-22
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on DSCOVR

Acronym Full name
NISTAR NIST Advanced Radiometer (NIST = National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Radiometer)
EPIC Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera
MAG Magnetometer
ES Electron Spectrometer
FC Faraday Cup
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
TM & Raw Data S-E 2215 MHz 1M15G1D 1150  kHz linear D 120  kbps Telemetry and raw data
Command E-S 2039.65 MHz 36K0G2D 36  kHz linear D 2  kbps Commands