What’s Up? The Space Place: UPDATE: LAUNCH SCRUBBED DUE TO WEATHER MEET NASA’S NEWEST EARTH MONITORING SATELLITE

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 Hey Space Placers

 

LAUNCH SCRUBBED DUE TO WEATHER

LAUNCH NOW SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 01:33 A.M. EST.

NASA is hours away from launching its newest Earth Monitoring satellite – PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem).

A digital rendering shows the instruments and associated equipment that will be included on board the PACE spacecraft.

PACE In Orbit – Artist Conception

NASA

As described by NASA:

“PACE’s data will help us better understand how the ocean and atmosphere exchange carbon dioxide. In addition, it will reveal how aerosols might fuel phytoplankton growth in the surface ocean. Novel uses of PACE data will benefit our economy and society. For example, it will help identify the extent and duration of harmful algal blooms. PACE will extend and expand NASA’s long-term observations of our living planet. By doing so, it will take Earth’s pulse in new ways for decades to come.”

Launch is set for 1:33 a.m. EST with Live Streaming set to begin at 12:45 a.m. You can tune in here for coverage.

Light that candle! We need all the data we can get about our planet.

Sky Guy in VA

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