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Status of GRACE mission

Byron Tapley(1), Srinivas Bettadpur(1) and Christoph Reigber(2)

(1) The University of Texas at Austin, 3925 W. Braker Lane, Suite 200, Texas 78759-5321, United States
(2) GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Telegrafenberg A 17, 14473 Potsdam, Germany


The NASA/DLR Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE) is in its fifth year of operation. At this time, routine and continuous collection of gravity and radio occultation science data is being carried out. The Level-1 (tracking data) and Level-2 (gravity field) data products are being routinely made available to the user public.

This paper will summarize the status of the GRACE project, including plans for the mission extension. The status of the science results, and the data products will be presented. The relevance of GRACE during the period of common operation with GOCE will be addressed as well.


Workshop presentation

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry