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post Feb 12 2015, 04:01 AM
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http://www.spacex.com/news/2015/02/11/spac...eep-space-orbit

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Second image from the bottom... shades of Chang'e 2's view after the translunar injection.
That's Australia for sure; did you wave, Astro0?
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post Feb 12 2015, 05:46 AM
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Wow, that's an awesome image. biggrin.gif

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Cloud cover in Canberra but our dishes had a clear view wink.gif
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post Feb 12 2015, 07:00 AM
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And what a beautifull launch. In the launch video, just after staging, you could see thrusters firing on the first stage to begin orienting it for landing. Luv those evening and morning launches.
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post Feb 12 2015, 05:05 PM
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Looks like a high altitude already in the impressive image two posts up, more than the 200km "parking orbit".


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post Feb 13 2015, 04:33 AM
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QUOTE (Astro0 @ Feb 11 2015, 09:46 PM) *
Wow, that's an awesome image. biggrin.gif


Yes, it is already a favorite. For the first time a Falcon second stage looks back at Earth as it departs for heliocentric orbit. I doubt it will be the last time.
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post Apr 18 2015, 01:39 AM
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Has there been any further news from this one?
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post Apr 18 2015, 02:09 AM
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Still going to L1, I assumed. Last update was in February:

http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/DSCOVR/

Early June arrival.
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post Jun 8 2015, 11:17 AM
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Should have got there today, but no news so far.
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post Jun 8 2015, 02:14 PM
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It's got there:
http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/news_archives/D...R_L1_orbit.html
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post Jun 9 2015, 05:51 AM
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This article has more info about the Earth-imaging:
http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/06/08/dscov...es-finish-line/

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The door to DSCOVR’s Earth-viewing camera was expected to open some time after the satellite’s arrival at L1. Its first views of Earth should be released in the coming weeks.
The imager will take a full-color picture of the sunlit side of Earth every four-to-six hours, and NASA plans to post the imagery on a public website.


Still no link to where they will appear; presumably there will be an announcement once they start coming down?
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post Jun 9 2015, 05:00 PM
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NOAA hosts "daily Earth images" from its satellites on this site:

http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/imagery_data.html

For DSCOVR there's still a standby diagram instead.
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post Jul 20 2015, 04:06 PM
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Test image released:
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/nasa-cap...pic-earth-image
Worth the wait, I'd say! It even catches the forest fire haze blanketing my home province at the time...
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post Jul 20 2015, 04:51 PM
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This Earth image shows the effects of sunlight scattered by air molecules, giving the image a characteristic bluish tint. The EPIC team is working to remove this atmospheric effect from subsequent images.

Nooooo sad.gif That's what makes images look realistic and not like yet more CGI...


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post Jul 20 2015, 05:16 PM
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Yes there is good information on aerosols and the like by seeing the true color of the Earth. I wonder if they could make both original and processed imagery available? There might be separate data or products for example that show the original radiances and processed images showing Earth's surface albedo (with atmosphere removed). I might be able to check with the folks at NOAA/NESDIS, as I have a research interest for this in my image simulations.

http://laps.noaa.gov/albers/allsky/outerspace.html


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post Jul 20 2015, 05:40 PM
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Would it go through the PDS eventually, or does NOAA use a different method for data release? It's starting to get traction on social media...
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