Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer
Single flight unit of the GOCE programme.
Main mission: Solid Earth, specifically the gravity field.
Mass at launch
Data access link
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Data access information
Data available from the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) at ESA/ESRIN.
Details on Status
The original 260 km altitude was lowered at intervals, in February and May 2013.
Out of fluel for orbit maintenance as of 21 October 2013.
De-orbited on 11 November 213.
17 Mar 2009
21 Oct 2013
Associated satellite programme and related satellites
Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational ,
blue tag : future
All known Instruments flying on
EGG 3-Axis Electrostatic Gravity Gradiometer
LRR Laser Retro-Reflector
SSTI Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking System
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