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GRACE operational issue: Planned switch-off of Microwave Assemblies

30 June 2014

The GRACE-A and -B Microwave Assemblies (MWA) and Accelerometer Instrument Control Units (ICU) have been switched-off on the below dates:

  • 25 June 2014, 16:56 UTC: GRACE-A MWA
  • 24 June 2014, 17:42 UTC: GRACE-B MWA
  • 27 June 2014, 16:59 UTC: GRACE-A ICU
  • 26 June 2014, 17:44 UTC: GRACE-B ICU

Both activities are related to battery load reduction.

The switch-on of both MWAs is approximately planned for beginning of August 2014.