Lifetime of gravity measurements heralds new beginning30 July 2014 Although ESA’s GOCE satellite is no more, all of the measurements it gathered during its life skirting the fringes of our atmosphere, including the very last as it drifted slowly back to Earth, have been drawn together to offer new opportunities for s...
What lies beneath?09 January 2014
What lies beneath?09 January 2014 A field campaign dedicated to SMOS and GOCE has revealed unexpected similarities in the missions’ very different types of measurements. This surprising discovery could lead to a better understanding of what is happening deep under the Antarctic ice...
Earth’s gravity scarred by earthquake03 December 2013
Earth’s gravity scarred by earthquake03 December 2013 ESA’s GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth’s gravity – yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope.
GOCE gives in to gravity11 November 2013
GOCE gives in to gravity11 November 2013 Close to 01:00 CET on Monday 11 November, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As expected, the satellite disinte...
Radar altimetry catches new wave with GOCE28 October 2013
Radar altimetry catches new wave with GOCE28 October 2013 Gravity data from the GOCE mission are enabling other satellites to see ocean surface topography and currents.
Orbiting on the edge yields insight into space weather23 October 2013
Orbiting on the edge yields insight into space weather23 October 2013 ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite may be in its final weeks in orbit around Earth, but some of the most exciting scientific analysis of the mission’s data is only just starting.