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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GRACE -
Full Name Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NASA, DLR, ESA, GFZ Launch Date 17 Mar 2002
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 27 Oct 2017
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #s 27391 (TLE), 27392 (TLE)
International Designators 2002-012A, 2002-012B
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 91 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 89 deg
Orbit Altitude 327 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 5-year nominal mission life, currently in extended operations. Extremely high precision gravity measurements for use in construction of gravity field models. GRACE consists of two satellites (A, B) serving one mission.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements GRACE instrument
LandSoil moisture GRACE instrument
OceanOcean topography/currents GRACE instrument
Mission Instruments
GRACE instrument - GRACE instrument
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 135 )
AVISO Level 4 Absolute Dynamic Topography for Climate Model Comparison
Clock conversion parameters from receiver to GPS time for GRACE-A
CSR TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly Land Water-Equivalent-Thickness Surface Mass Anomaly Release 6.0 ve ...
CSR TELLUS GRACE Level-3 Monthly Ocean Bottom Pressure Anomaly Release 6.0 version 03 in netCDF/ASCI ...
ECCO Atmosphere Surface Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure - Daily Mean 0.5 Degree (Version 4 ...
ECCO Atmosphere Surface Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure - Daily Mean llc90 Grid (Version 4 ...
ECCO Atmosphere Surface Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure - Monthly Mean 0.5 Degree (Version ...
ECCO Atmosphere Surface Temperature, Humidity, Wind, and Pressure - Monthly Mean llc90 Grid (Version ...
ECCO Gent-McWilliams Bolus Transport Streamfunction - Daily Mean llc90 Grid (Version 4 Release 4)
ECCO Gent-McWilliams Bolus Transport Streamfunction - Monthly Mean llc90 Grid (Version 4 Release 4)

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 147 results)
GRACE Mission
GRACE experiment: Earth Gravity Field Level2
GRACE experiment: Earth Gravity Field Level1
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change detection (Ringer and Healy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2008; Lackner ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change detection (Ringer and Healy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2008; Lackner ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change detection (Ringer and Healy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2008; Lackner ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change detection (Ringer and Healy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2008; Lackner ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change detection (Ringer and Healy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2008; Lackner ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change detection (Ringer and Healy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2008; Lackner ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate change detection (Ringer and Healy, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2008; Lackner ...

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