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GRACE FO In Space Copyright Airbus2017
27 October 2017

GRACE FO In Space Copyright Airbus2017

NASA-JPL and GFZ will continue a series of vital Earth system measurements with new satellites in spring 2018

GRACE-FO satellites' dispenser under testing © Airbus 2017
31 July 2017

GRACE-FO satellites' dispenser under testing

Airbus successfully tests Dispenser Structure for GRACE-FO satellites in its clean room in Friedrichshafen

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Grace-Fo satellites prepared for Acoustic Noise Test, Preparations for the acoustic noise test for the two GRACE-FO satellites Airbus DS GmbH / Mathias Pikelj
02 May 2017

Grace-Fo satellites prepared for Acoustic Noise Test, Preparations for the acoustic noise test for the two GRACE-FO satellites

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO) mission is a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ). GRACE-FO is a successor to the original GRACE mission, which began orbiting Earth on March 17, 2002. GRACE-FO will carry on the extremely successful work of its predecessor while testing a new technology designed to dramatically improve the already remarkable precision of its measurement system. The GRACE missions measure variations in gravity over Earth's surface, producing a new map of the gravity field every 30 days. Thus, GRACE shows how the planet's gravity differs not only from one location to another, but also from one period of time to another. Airbus Defence and Space (Friedrichshafen/Germany) is the industrial prime contractor to build the satellites

Airbus DS GmbH / Mathias Pikelj
End of the construction of the first of the two GRACE-FO  satellites for NASA/JPL
28 October 2016

End of the construction of the first of the two GRACE-FO satellites for NASA/JPL

Build commences on Grace-FO satellites
09 June 2015

Build commences on Grace-FO satellites

Build commences on Grace-FO satellites in Airbus
28 May 2015

Build commences on Grace-FO satellites in Airbus

 
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