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Software fix planned to restore DSCOVR
30 September 2019
A space weather and Earth observation satellite that has been offline for more than three months could be restored to normal operations with new software, but that fix is not expected to be completed until early next year.
In a 30 September statement, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that it has been working with NASA and an unnamed company on a "software fix" to restore the Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, which went into a "safehold" 27 June.
Image credit: NASA - While DSCOVR's primary mission is monitoring the solar wind, its EPIC instrument provides full-disk views of the Earth, sometimes capturing the moon as it passes between the Earth and the spacecraft.