NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has opened accreditation for news media to attend the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) Jan. 23, 2015. The instantaneous launch window occurs at 6:49:21 p.m. EST. A backup launch opportunity also is available the following day if needed.
DSCOVR is a mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, in partnership with NASA and the U.S. Air Force, having a primary task to collect measurements to enable space weather forecasting by NOAA. The DSCOVR spacecraft will make unique space measurements from its orbit one million miles away from Earth.
International media without U.S. citizenship requesting access to CCAFS must apply for credentials to cover the rollout and launch activities by 4:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 18. International media without U.S. citizenship who do not wish to attend events at the Air Force Station must apply by 4:30 p.m. EST on Jan. 5. For U.S. media, the deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. Late credential submissions will result in limited participation in launch activities.
International journalists are required to submit a scanned copy of their "I" visa and passport. Green card holders must submit a scanned copy of their card. Scanned documents must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for the credential request to be processed.
All media representatives must present two forms of unexpired, government identification to enter Kennedy. One form must be a photo ID, such as a passport or driver's license.
All media accreditation requests need to be submitted online at:
Questions about accreditation should be addressed to Jennifer Horner at email@example.com, 321-867-6598 or 321-867-2468.
For more information about the DSCOVR Program, visit: