Solar Dynamics Observatory Launch Coverage

    Liftoff of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory aboard an Atlas V rocket Solar Dynamics Observatory Launch Blog

    NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory launched aboard an Atlas V rocket Feb. 11, 2010 at 10:23 a.m. EST. After a flawless launch and ascent, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's upper stage to begin a five-year mission to study the sun's energy and its influence on space weather.

    Note: Timestamps are provided in your local time.





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