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Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

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GOCE Online Dissemination Service

Download data from the GOCE mission through the ESA GOCE Online Dissemination Service. The data is freely available without registration.

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

Operational News

Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model variance covariance matrix published

Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model variance covariance matrix is now available on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

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Operational News

Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model now available

Release 6 of the GOCE Gravity Field Model is now available on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

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Scientific Highlights

3D Earth in the making

Thanks to gravity and magnetic data from satellites along with seismology, scientists are on the way to modelling inner Earth in 3D.

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Operational News

Version 2.0 of GOCE thermosphere reprocessed data released

Version 2.0 of the GOCE thermosphere dataset is now available on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

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Scientific Highlights

Taking gravity from strength to strength

Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity.

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Operational News

GOCE EGG L1b reprocessed data published

The GOCE Gravity Gradiometer L1b data have been reprocessed and published on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

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Missions

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GOCE
Earth Explorers

GOCE

ESA's Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission mapped Earth's geoid very accurately, opening a window into Earth's interior structure as well as the currents circulating within the depths of its oceans. 

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - Quality

DynamicEarth - SPP 1788

DynamicEarth - SPP 1788 Priority Programme is a project to quantify terrestrial transport mechanisms and solar-terrestrial interactions, and build on data from satellites on low-Earth orbits. Read more

INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

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Earth Explorers

EGG

The main objective of GOCE's EGG was to measure the three components of the Gravity-Gradient Tensor.

OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Technical Note

1 Mar 2019

GOCE Mission Requirements Document

The purpose of this document is to define the mission objectivesand scientific requirements of the GOCE mission and to provideguidelines for the technical implementation of the mission. Thedocument is divided into 7 chapters addressing the scientificbackground of the mission (chapter 2), the objectives of GOCE(chapter 3), the observation requirements (chapter 4), the missionelements (chapter 5), the mission products (chapter 6), and theconcluding remarks (chapter 7). The instrument specifications andcritical items are included in Annex 1 and Annex 2. Download