NASA’s Newest Ocean Mission Takes Flight

Published by on 02/09/2024 UTC

After nearly nine years of planning, preparation, and even once being slated for cancellation entirely, NASA’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Earth-observation mission lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on February 8, at 1:33:36 AM. This nearly billion dollar mission represents almost a decade of work, with the goal of revolutionizing our understanding of Earth’s dynamic oceans.

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