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GOCE: Orbiting on the edge

06 March 2009

Orbiting on the edge of space at just 268 km, GOCE would have a mere eight days before sinking dangerously low if its ion propulsion should fail. Some of the first responders who would have to react in such a contingency are the flight dynamics specialists on ESA's Operations Team.

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ESA's gravity mission GOCE

04 March 2009

Planned for launch in March 2009, ESA's Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has been developed to bring about a whole new level of understanding of one of the Earth's most fundamental forces of nature - the gravity field.

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European scientists take the measure of gravity

20 February 2009

Europe prepares to launch the GOCE satellite to map our planet's gravity field in unprecedented detail. The data GOCE delivers will advance our understanding of global ocean circulation patterns and climate change.

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The GOCE Minisite is on line

19 February 2009

Launch updates are available online here.

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GOCE - March launch planned for ESA's gravity mission

05 February 2009

ESA is now gearing up to return to Russia to oversee preparations for the launch of its GOCE satellite - now envisaged for launch on 16 March 2009. This follows implementation of the corrective measures after the anomaly with the Rockot launcher that delayed the launch of GOCE by Eurockot Launch Services last October.

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GOCE launch delayed until 2009

24 October 2008

The Russian authorities responsible for the Rockot launcher that shall carry ESA's GOCE Earth Explorer satellite into orbit have completed the investigation of a failure in the guidance and navigation system of the launcher's Upper Stage (Breeze KM).

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GOCE launch delayed until 2009

24 October 2008

The Russian authorities responsible for the Rockot launcher that shall carry ESA's GOCE Earth Explorer satellite into orbit have completed the investigation of a failure in the guidance and navigation system of the launcher's Upper Stage (Breeze KM).

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GOCE launch postponed

20 October 2008

The foreseen 27 October launch date of GOCE has had to be postponed to allow the enquiry board time to conclude its work. A new launch date will be announced as soon as possible.

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GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core

22 August 2008

ESA PR 34-2008. The European Space Agency is about to launch the most sophisticated mission ever to investigate the Earth's gravitational field and to map the reference shape of our planet - the geoid - with unprecedented resolution and accuracy.

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