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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ACE -
Full Name Aerosol Clouds and Ecosystem Mission Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 03 Jan 2022
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 03 Apr 2023
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 650 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Phase-2 DS Mission, launch order unknown, 3-year nominal mission. Aerosol and cloud profiles for climate and water cycle; ocean colour for open ocean biogeochemistry.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols Lidar, Next Gen APS (ACE)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature Cloud Radar, Lidar
Cloud particle properties and profile Cloud Radar
Liquid water and precipitation rate Cloud Radar
Radiation budget Cloud Radar
Atmospheric Temperature Fields Cloud Radar
OceanOcean colour/biology Multi-band UV/VIS Spectrometer (ACE)
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) OCI
Mission Instruments
Cloud Radar - Cloud radar (ACE)
Lidar - Lidar
Multi-band UV/VIS Spectrometer (ACE) - Multi-band UV/VIS Spectrometer (ACE)
Next Gen APS (ACE) - Next Gen APS (ACE)
OCI - Ocean Color Instrument
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 12 )
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) CRIS Level 2 Data
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Electron, Proton, and Alpha Monitor (EPAM) Level 2 Data
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Magnetic Field Experiment (MAG) Level 2 Data
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Particle Composition and Flux Browse Data
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Solar Energetic Particle Charge Analyser (SEPICA) Level 2 Data
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Solar Isotope Spectrometer (SIS) Level 2 Data
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Solar Wind Electron, Proton, and Alpha Monitor (SWEPAM) Level 2 ...
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Solar Wind Ion Composition Spectrometer (SWICS) and Solar Wind I ...
Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) Ultra Low Energy Isotope Spectrometer (ULEIS) Level 2 Data
Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Database at NCAR/HAO

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