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GOCE
GOCE
GOCE
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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. Earth Science satellite built by Alenia Spazio (Prime), Astrium (platform), Alcatel Space (Gradiometer instrument) for ESA, Europe. Launched 2009.

AKA: Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer. Status: Operational 2009. First Launch: 2009-03-17. Last Launch: 2009-03-17. Number: 1 . Gross mass: 1,100 kg (2,400 lb).


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Family: Earth. Country: Europe. Launch Vehicles: UR-100N, Rokot. Launch Sites: Plesetsk LC133/3. Bibliography: 6534, 12506.

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. Class: Earth. Type: Climate satellite. Spacecraft: GOCE. Decay Date: 2013-11-11 . 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. Gravity-Field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer. Carried a gravity gradiometer..


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