Private firm joins PACE Mission
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.
- According to the National Aeronautics Space Administration (Nasa), PACE is currently in the design phase of mission development.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- According to the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, as of January this year, 132 cities have pollution levels below national standards.
- Air quality is a pressing global concern, and the PACE mission aims to make significant advances to aid air quality improvement.
- PACE brings exciting new technology for the study of oceans and atmospheres. The goal of PACE science is to provide benefits to society.