Science Briefing on Tap Ahead of NASA’s PACE Mission Launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 payload fairing with artwork of NASA's PACE mission.
NASA and SpaceX technicians safely encapsulate NASA’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) spacecraft in SpaceX’s Falcon 9 payload fairings on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at the Astrotech Space Operations Facility near the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA Goddard/Denny Henry

Officials from NASA will discuss the agency’s PACE (Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem) mission during a science briefing at 11 a.m. EST today, Feb. 4. The briefing will air live on NASA+. 

NASA participants include:  

      • Kate Calvin, chief scientist and senior climate advisor 
      • Karen St. Germain, director, Earth Science Division  
      • Jeremy Werdell, PACE project scientist
      • Andy Sayer, PACE atmospheric scientist 
      • Natasha Sadoff, Satellite Needs Program Manager 

Liftoff of the PACE mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for no earlier than 1:33 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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