GOCE in orbita

Fabrizio Bernardini

Abstract


GOCE in orbit

GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) is finally in orbit. On March 17th after a few slight problems during the preparatory phases, the mission was successfully launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. This article features a focus on one of GOCE's more sophisticated instruments - the Electrostatic gravity Gradiometer or EGG - explained in detail using an image gallery.


Parole chiave


EGG; micron; GOCE

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