Space X Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)’s booster hits the Moon: online observations – 7 and 8 Feb. 2022

Next 4 March, the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (launched in 2015) will hit the far side of the Moon. About one month earlier, it will be visible from Earth for the last time and we will show it live to the world.

Space X Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)’s booster impacts the Moon: online observations - 7 and 8 Feb. 2022.

Space X Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR)’s booster impacts the Moon: online observations – 7 and 8 Feb. 2022.

IMPORTANT UPDATES: this space debris is now considered to be connected with the Chinese Chang’e 5-T1 launch!

We will show this manmade object (official IDs: 2015-007B = NORAD 40391) in real-time when it will be visible from Earth for last time, before its final trajectory to the Moon, where it will impact on 4 March, at 12:25:58 UTC (Bill J. Gray).

We scheduled two live observing sessions:

7 Feb. 2022, starting at 18:00 UTC;
8 Feb 2022, starting at 19:00 UTC.

This will happen almost exactly seven years after the launch (11 Feb. 2015). On 8 Feb., in particular, 2015-007B will be at its brightest and closest to our planet, moving very fast across the stars.

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