The main objective of EGG is to measure the three components of the GGT (Gravity-Gradient Tensor). The EGG instrument, designed and developed at ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales) and manufactured at Thales Alenia Space, France, is based on an ambient temperature, closed loop, capacitive accelerometer concept.
Three-axis diagonal gradiometer, based on three pairs ofelectrostatic servo-controlled accelerometers.
Resolution of accelerometer measurements is < 2.0 x 10-12 m s-2Hz-1/2
Solid Earth ( Geoid )
Latest Mission Operations News
06 March 2014
GOCE Level-2 data (Gravity gradients, orbits and positioning data) from the last satellite calibration, on 01 October 2013, to the end of Nominal Operations, on 21 October 2013, are now available through the GOCE Virtual Online Archive.
Related Data Types
Related (Key) Documentation