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GOCE


The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer was an ion-engine-powered European satellite equipped with a highly sensitive gravity gradiometer to detect fine density differences in the crust and oceans of the Earth.

AKA: Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer.
Gross mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb).
First Launch: 2009.03.17.
Last Launch: 2009.03.17.
Number: 1 .

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GOCE Chronology


2009 March 17 - . 14:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC133/3. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Rokot.
  • GOCE - . Mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb). Nation: Europe. Agency: KVR. Spacecraft: GOCE. USAF Sat Cat: 34602 . COSPAR: 2009-013A. Apogee: 276 km (171 mi). Perigee: 256 km (159 mi). Inclination: 96.6000 deg. Period: 89.80 min. Summary: Gravity-Field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer. Carried a gravity gradiometer..

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