SCISAT 1

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 13 augustus 2003 -

Status Operational

Orbit type Circular high-inclination orbit

Altitude 650

Orbit inclination 73.9

Orbit period 97.7

Satellite family: SciSat (Science Satellite)

The Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) satellite, also known as SCISAT-1, is a Canadian satellite that makes measurements of the Earth's atmosphere.

The measurements consist of spectra and images that are used to investigate chemical and dynamical processes in our atmosphere, with a particular emphasis on ozone depletion in the Arctic stratosphere.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name ACE-FTS (Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment-Fourier Transform Spectrometer)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class NA
Sensor name MAESTRO (Measurement of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Atmospheric instrument
Resolution class NA