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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PACE -
Full Name Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem
aka Pre-Aerosol, Cloud, and ocean Ecosystems
Status Planned
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 2022
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2025
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense Ascending Orbit Inclination 98 deg
Orbit Altitude 677 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 13:00 Repeat Cycle 16 days
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 Polarimeter (PACE)
OceanMulti-purpose imagery (ocean) OCI
Mission Instruments
OCI - Ocean Color Instrument
Polarimeter (PACE) - Polarimeter (PACE)
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