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PACE satellite

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: IE

 Context: NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) satellite was successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to be placed in a sun-synchronous orbit.

  • PACE aims to study how climate change impacts ocean phytoplankton blooms, which are crucial for the marine food web.
  • Additionally, it will investigate the influence of airborne particles on cloud formation and the Earth’s temperature regulation.