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PACE Spacecraft In Orbit Over Earth

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[13-Dec-18] A digital rendering shows the instruments and associated equipment that will be included on board the PACE spacecraft. In addition to its primary Ocean Color Instrument, the spacecraft will also likely include two polarimeters. Such instruments are used to measure how the oscillation of sunlight within a geometric plane - known as its polarization - is changed by passing through clouds, aerosols, and the ocean.

Learn more about the instruments and the PACE mission on the Mission Page.