GS Paper - 3 (Space Technology)

Datair Technology Pvt Ltd (Ambee), a global platform for hyperlocal and geospatial datasets on air quality, weather, pollen, soil, water vapour and fire, announced that it will be joining US-based space agency Nasa’s Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) Mission as an early adopter.

What

  1. According to the National Aeronautics Space Administration (Nasa), PACE is currently in the design phase of mission development.
  2. It is scheduled to launch in 2024, extending and improving Nasa’s over 20-year record of satellite observations of global ocean biology, aerosols and clouds.
  3. The data collected will be utilized by the scientific community, including universities and government agencies, to forecast weather and carry out research that can aid in mitigating climate change.
  4. This collaboration with Nasa and PACE scientists will allow us to develop in-depth solutions that can mitigate the impact of climate change and strengthen our vision of creating a healthier, cleaner and better planet.
  5. According to the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, as of January this year, 132 cities have pollution levels below national standards.
  6. Air quality is a pressing global concern, and the PACE mission aims to make significant advances to aid air quality improvement.
  7. PACE brings exciting new technology for the study of oceans and atmospheres. The goal of PACE science is to provide benefits to society.