Goce satellite
The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) is an ESA satellite that was launched on March 17, 2009. It is a satellite carrying a highly sensitive gravity gradiometer which detects fine density differences in the crust and oceans of the Earth.
GOCE data will have many uses, probing hazardous volcanic regions and bringing new insight into ocean behaviour. The latter, in particular, is a major driver for the mission. By combining the gravity data with information about sea surface height gathered by other satellite altimeters, scientists will be able to track the direction and speed of geostrophic ocean currents. The low orbit and high accuracy of the system will greatly improve the known accuracy and spatial resolution of the geoid (the theoretical surface of equal gravitational potential on the Earth).
The satellite's arrow shape and fins help keep the GOCE stable as it flies through the wisps of air still present at an altitude of 260 km. In addition, an ion propulsion system continuously compensates for the deceleration of air-drag without the vibration of a conventional chemically-powered rocket engine, thus restoring the path of the craft as closely as possible to a purely inertial trajectory. The craft's primary instrument is three pairs of highly sensitive accelerometers which measure gravitational gradients along three different axes.

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The Goce satellite, developed by an industrial consortium of 45 companies distributed over 13 European countries, embodies many world-firsts in its design ...
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GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) will be the first of a series of Earth Explorer satellites in orbit, to be developed as part of ESA's ...
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GOCE - Earthnet Online
Jul 4, 2013 ... Thanks to precision gravity data from ESA's Goce satellite, this controversial issue has now been settled. The answer? It's lower. Read more.
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Sep 16, 2010 ... The sleek, elegant aerodynamic design of GOCE immediately sets it apart from most other satellites. Since it is vital to ensure that the ...
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Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer - Wikipedia
Initial results of the Goce satellite mission were presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2010 Fall (Autumn) Meeting by Dr Rory Bingham from ...
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GOCE (flaring satellite) - Space Weather
Europe's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer ("GOCE" for short) is an extraordinary spacecraft. It circles the planet at a perilously low ...
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GOCE becomes first satellite to detect an earthquake from space
Mar 11, 2013 ... The European Space Agency's (ESA's) Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) is the first satellite to detect an ...
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GOCE - eoPortal Directory - Satellite Missions - Earthnet Online
The Goce satellite is being built by an industrial consortium led by TAS-I (Thales Alenia Space) of Turin, Italy (formerly Alcatel Alenia Space) as the prime ...
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LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING AND PREDICTIONS: GOCE
SATELLITE NEWS. SPACE STATION'S NEW EYES WILL STREAM EARTH VIEW ON THE WEB - A new window on your life may soon be opened from space ...
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GOCE Satellite Felt Tohoku Earthquake from Orbit | Space Safety ...
Mar 11, 2013 ... Coinciding with the two year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, sparking a tsunami that killed 20,000 ...
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GOCE becomes first satellite to detect an earthquake from space
Mar 11, 2013 ... The five meter-long Goce satellite has been found to have detected the ... and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, supported by ...
Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer - Wikipedia
Initial results of the Goce satellite mission were presented at the American ... 2010 Fall (Autumn) Meeting by Dr Rory Bingham from Newcastle University, UK.
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The GRACE data are simulated as inter-satellite accelerations. ... the incorporation of GRACE data may improve a GOCE-based gravity field model up to degree ...
Japan's huge quake heard from space by GOCE (Update) - Phys
Mar 11, 2013 ... The Gravity Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) is a super-sensitive satellite run by the European Space Agency. Scientists say earthquakes ...
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Mar 11, 2013 ... Goce satellite Felt Tohoku Earthquake from Orbit ... and graduate of the International Space University with a Masters in Space Studies, Merryl ...
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Feb 15, 2013 ... Thanks to precision gravity data from ESA's Goce satellite, this ... Liverpool in the UK, the Technical University of Munich in Germany and ...
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M. Heinze, U. Hugentobler, C. Förste. Astronomical Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland. Rapid and Precise Orbit. Determination for the GOCE. Satellite ...
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Publication » Precise orbit determination for the Goce satellite using GPS. ... led by the Technical University in Munich, is building the GOCE HPF (High-level ...
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The Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) is member of the ... Figure 1: Orbital altitude of the Goce satellite during commissioning phase.
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May 26, 2011 ... satellite. As part of the European GOCE Gravity Consor- tium the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern and the Department of Earth ...
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Jiadong Sun, Wenhai. Jiao, Haitao. Wu, 2013
It is the first mission using gradiometry measurement to recover the Earth gravity field model (EGM) at least up to 240° and order (d/o) [1]. Due to the limitation of measuring bandwidth of Goce satellite gradiometer, the ability to recover the low  ...
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Observing our Changing Earth: Proceedings of the 2007 IAG General ...
Michael G. Sideris, 2008
F. Jarecki and J. M ̈uller Abstract Due to their outstanding accuracy and resolution, the innovative satellite gravity gradient (SGG) measurements from the European mission GOCE need dedicated calibration and validation procedures.
Future Satellite Gravimetry and Earth Dynamics
Future Satellite Gravimetry and Earth Dynamics
Jakob Flury, Reiner Rummel, 2007
Jakob Flury, Reiner Rummel. Earth, Moon, and Planets (2005) 94: 31–40 Ó Springer 2005 DOI 10.1007/s11038-004-6816-5 CHALLENGES FROM SOLID EARTH DYNAMICS FOR SATELLITE GRAVITY FIELD MISSIONS IN THE POST-GOCE ...
Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics: Volume 2
Computational Methods in Stochastic Dynamics: Volume 2
Manolis Papadrakakis, George Stefanou, Vissarion Papadopoulos, 2012
The use of a meta-model within the Bayesian updating procedure is illustrated using the Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite. The mission of the Goce satellite is to determine the geoid and to measure ...
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Launched on 17 March 2009, ESA's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) is bringing about a whole new level of understanding of one of Earth's most fundamental forces of nature – the gravity field.
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/The_Living_Planet_Programme/Earth_Explorers/GOCE/ESA_s_gravity_mission_GOCE
Japan's huge quake heard from space by GOCE (Update)
The colossal earthquake that sent a devastating tsunami barreling into Japan two years ago on Monday was so big it could be heard from space, a study has said.
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GOCE Satellite Felt Tohoku Earthquake from Orbit | Space Safety Magazine
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GOCE: the first seismometer in orbit / GOCE / Earth Explorers / The Living Planet Programme / Observing the Earth / Our Activities / ESA
Satellites map changes in Earth’s surface caused by earthquakes but never before have sound waves from a quake been sensed directly in space – until now. ESA’s hyper-sensitive GOCE gravity satellite has added yet another first to its list of successes.
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GOCE satellite determines gravitational force in the Himalayas - SpaceRef
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Actualité > Prolongé de quelques mois, le satellite Goce va encore mesurer la Terre
Une nouvelle fois, l’Agence spatiale européenne a prolongé la mission de Goce, son satellite de mesure du champ de gravité terrestre. L'orbite, déjà basse, est actuellement descendue pour des résultats...
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GOCE Satellite Begins Mapping Earth’s Gravity in Lower Orbit Than Expected
Is Earth’s gravity field as intriguing and misshapen as this image above? We’re about to find out. The sexy looking Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer or Goce satellite has completed its calibration and is now in its science
www.universetoday.com/41821/goce-satellite-begins-mapping-earths-gravity-in-lower-orbit-than-expected/
Una nuova sfida per il satellite europeo GOCE
GOCE si abbassa ancora e mapperà la Terra a 229 km di quota
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GOCE Satellite
Real space vehicles generally pale next to their sci-fi counterparts. The ESA's Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (or GOCE) bucks the trend; hell, this baby comes with wings! ...
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ESA’s GOCE Satellite Captures Earthquake Sounds : Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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