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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - MC-C -
Full Name Mass Change - Continuity Status Approved
Mission Agencies NASA, DLR Launch Date Mar 2027
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Mar 2032
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period 98 minutes
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 89 deg
Orbit Altitude 500 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 5-year nominal mission life. Extremely-high-precision gravity measurements for use in construction of gravity field models. MC-C will consists of two satellites (A, B) serving one mission in the same manner as the original GRACE and GRACE-FO missions.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements LRI
Mission Instruments
LRI - Laser Ranging Instrument
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