Preparing for PACE Data

NASA EarthDATA - When NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PAC) satellite launched into space on February 8, 2024, the team was excited for the spacecraft to begin its mission. This is not only because the endeavor was more than a decade in the making and critical for understanding Earth's ocean, atmosphere, and climate change. The team was also ready for launch knowing they had expertly prepared themselves by using simulated data to test and practice using PACE's sensors and data systems to ensure that global data users would get the quality science data they need.