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Instrument type
Date of Launch:
17 March 2009
Mission Status:
Mission ended on 11 November 2013
Orbit Height:
250 km
Orbit type:
Polar, Sun-synchronous 
GOCE Variance-Covariance Matrix
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Last update: 29 June 2018

This product (EGM_GVC_2) is the variance-covariance matrix for the final gravity field in terms of spherical harmonic series.

Level 2 products are generated by the High Level Processing Facility, a distributed system developed and operated by the European GOCE Gravity-Consortium (EGG-C).

Processing level
Level 2
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