CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - PACE -
Full Name Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem
aka Pre-Aerosol, Cloud, and ocean Ecosystems
Status Approved
Mission Agencies NASA, NSO, SRON Launch Date Feb 2024
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date May 2027
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
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, 3-year nominal mission. Aerosol and cloud profiles for climate and water cycle; ocean colour for open ocean biogeochemistry.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols HARP2, SPEXone
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature HARP2, OCI
Cloud particle properties and profile HARP2
Radiation budget OCI
LandAlbedo and reflectance OCI
Vegetation OCI
OceanOcean colour/biology OCI
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) OCI
Mission Instruments
HARP2 - Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter
OCI - Ocean Color Instrument
SPEXone - Spectro-Polarimeter for Exploration
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