BackForward Satellite: PACE 

Satellite details
Acronym PACE
Full name Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the PACE programme.
  • Main missions: ocean colour, cloud and aerosol observations
Mass at launch 1700 kg Dry mass
Power 1000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data will be free to access from NASA
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 676 km
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Space agency NASACNES
Status Commissioning
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 08 Feb 2024 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2024-02-19
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on PACE

Acronym Full name
HARP2 Hyper Angular Research Polarimeter 2
OCI Ocean Color Instrument
SPEXone SPEXone Polarimeter
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