GOCE: the first seismometer in orbit08 March 2013
GOCE: the first seismometer in orbit08 March 2013 Satellites map changes in Earth’s surface caused by earthquakes but never before have sound waves from a quake been sensed directly in space – until now. ESA’s hyper-sensitive GOCE gravity satellite has added yet another first to its list of successes.
GOCE settles debate on sloping sea15 February 2013
GOCE settles debate on sloping sea15 February 2013 For decades, scientists have disagreed about whether the sea is higher or lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Thanks to precision gravity data from ESA’s GOCE satellite, this controversial issue has now been settled. The answer?...
GOCE’s second mission improving gravity map16 November 2012
GOCE’s second mission improving gravity map16 November 2012 ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite has already delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth, but its orbit is now being lowered in order to obtain even better results.
Gravity satellite to benefit future missions19 July 2012
Gravity satellite to benefit future missions19 July 2012 ESA’s GOCE satellite is not only mapping Earth’s gravity with unrivalled precision, but is also revealing new insight into air density and wind in space. This additional information is expected to improve the design and operation of future Earth obser...
Mapping the Moho with GOCE09 March 2012
Mapping the Moho with GOCE09 March 2012 The first global high-resolution map of the boundary between Earth’s crust and mantle – the Moho – has been produced based on data from ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite. Understanding the Moho will offer new clues into the dynamics of Earth’s interior.
Earth's gravity revealed in unprecedented detail31 March 2011
Earth's gravity revealed in unprecedented detail31 March 2011 After just two years in orbit, ESA's GOCE satellite has gathered enough data to map Earth's gravity with unrivalled precision. Scientists now have access to the most accurate model of the 'geoid' ever produced to further our understanding of how Earth...