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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - ACE -
Full Name Aerosol Clouds and Ecosystem Mission Status Considered
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 2022
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2023
EO Portal Info
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
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