Navigation Links
GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core
Date:8/22/2008

The European Space Agency is about to launch the most sophisticated mission ever to investigate the Earth's gravitational field and to map the reference shape of our planet the geoid - with unprecedented resolution and accuracy.

The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) will be placed onto a low altitude near sun-synchronous orbit by a Russian Rockot vehicle launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia, some 800 km north of Moscow. Lift-off is scheduled to take place at 16:21 CEST (14:21 UTC) on Wednesday 10 September. The launcher is operated by Eurockot Launch Services, a joint venture between EADS Astrium and the Khrunichev Space Centre (Russia).

ESA's 1-tonne spacecraft carries a set of six state-of-the-art high-sensitivity accelerometers to measure the components of the gravity field along all three axes. The data collected will provide a high-resolution map of the geoid (the reference surface of the planet) and of gravitational anomalies. Such a map will not only greatly improve our knowledge and understanding of the Earth's internal structure, but will also be used as a much better reference for ocean and climate studies, including sea-level changes, oceanic circulation and ice caps dynamics survey. Numerous applications are expected in climatology, oceanography and geophysics, as well as for geodetic and positioning activities.

To make this mission possible, ESA, its industrial partners (45 European companies led by Thales Alenia Space) and the science community had to overcome an impressive technical challenge by designing a satellite that will orbit the Earth close enough to gather high-accuracy gravitational data while being able to filter out disturbances caused by the remaining traces of the atmosphere in low Earth orbit (at an altitude of only 260 km). This resulted in a slender 5-m-long arrowhead shape for aerodynamics with low power ion thrusters to compensate for the atmospheric d
'/>"/>

Contact: Franco Bonacina
Franco.Bonacina@esa.int
33-153-697-299
European Space Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The science behind the food we eat and the earth on which it grows
2. Earths Oxygen May Have Arrived Earlier
3. ASTAR Air Cargo, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and DHL to Help Peruvian Earthquake Victims
4. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Turns Off the Tap With Green Earth Waterless Carwash
5. Europes Columbus laboratory leaves Earth
6. Earth from Space: Splitting iceberg
7. New portrait of Earth shows land cover as never before
8. Nature Made(R) Liquid Softgels Help Fuel Oprahs A New Earth Web Event
9. Whole Foods Market(R) Announces Eco-Conscious Youth Hosts for Whole Earth Generation(TM) Show
10. Contract signed for ESAs Sentinel-3 Earth observation satellite
11. Mannatech Goes Green and Supports Local Earth Day Celebrations
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... ... A July 9 article from USA Today has revealed a ... American Dental Association. According to a study by the American Dental Association, from 2000 ... single year to 2.2 million a year. Dentists and ADA officials all point to ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... ... Dignity Health named Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, Jr. the Facility Medical Director of ... The new facility is licensed under Dignity Health Arizona General Hospital , ... an excellent leader and will ensure our new freestanding emergency room delivers the highest ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... Foot ... of a new associate podiatrist, creating the largest medical practice in the Mid-Atlantic region ... ankle medicine. FASMA operates 21 locations with 33 doctors. , Dr. Hetal Kathrotiya-Mago is ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Louisville, KY (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... suffer from lower back pain at least once in their lives. Often time, low ... bulges. Until recently, disc herniations could only be managed clinically with powerful pain medication ...
(Date:8/2/2015)... ... August 02, 2015 , ... ... and connective tissues of a woman’s pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, and bowel) ... heavy lifting, obesity, constipation, multiple vaginal deliveries, genetics, smoking, and the aging ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Los Angeles Periodontists Comment on Rising Dental Emergency Room Trips 2Health News:Los Angeles Periodontists Comment on Rising Dental Emergency Room Trips 3Health News:Dignity Health Names Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, Jr. Facility Medical Director of New Freestanding Emergency Room 2Health News:Dignity Health Names Dr. Norris A. Baldwin, Jr. Facility Medical Director of New Freestanding Emergency Room 3Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 2Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 3Health News:Leading Foot and Ankle Medical Practice Adds Three New Podiatrists 4Health News:Dynamic Health Care in Louisville, KY, Offers a New and Cutting-Edge Therapy for Low Back & Leg Pain Sufferers 2Health News:Minimally Invasive and Robotic Treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Now Available from the Specialists at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control 2
... a statement released by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc (RPI), they ... Award // from Wal-Mart, the largest chain store in ... of 2005. Wal-Mart Stores is a global company with ... stores and wholesale clubs across 10 countries. , ...
... cells that are responsible for causing epileptic seizures // ... of Medicine have identified glutamate receptor cells in the ... of glutamate when there is brain action that’s associated ... that will affect the protective glutamate receptors in increasing ...
... University of Michigan, who had long earlier published their findings ... ADHD, have come up with the results from the next ... the two. ,The follow up data of the ... who had snored regularly through their childhood are four times ...
... Cancer Institute and collaborating institutions have found sections of ... genes may lurk. , ,In a study ... Research, the researchers used single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array ... genes, to identify regions of chromosomes where genes were ...
... Vaccines for prophylaxis are well known. Famous vaccines include ... etc.; Therapeutic vaccines to cure a condition are more ... include the ones against HIV and hepatitis. The therapeutic ... combat an infectious agent, such as a virus. Now ...
... Statins are known to successfully treat atherosclerosis, the narrowing ... whether the drugs could also treat a similar condition ... valve in the heart. , ,According to a ... high doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs actually fail to treat ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Possible location of lung cancer genes found 2Health News:Understanding Chronic Infections May Help in Developing Therapeutic Vaccines 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015  EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), the ... obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced ... to the Board of Directors, effective July 31, 2015.  ... until the 2018 annual meeting or until her successor ... served in an executive capacity in the healthcare industry ...
(Date:8/2/2015)... , August 3, 2015 ... Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC ("Dechra" or the "Company") is ... purchase agreement ("SPA") with Mr. Marijan Han žeković ... rights) in Genera d.d. ("Genera"), a Croatian listed pharmaceutical ... per share, which is equivalent to €51.4 million for ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015  Seeger Weiss LLP is ... (FDA) issued a warning letter to C.R. Bard, the manufacturer ... taking adequate strides to correct violations the agency found at ... these violations after the FDA cited them during Inspectional Observations ... in Bard,s Tempe, AZ , location and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 2EnteroMedics Announces Appointment of Lori C. McDougal to the Board of Directors 3Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 2Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 3Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 4Dechra to Acquire 63.3% Shareholding (£19.4m) in Genera d.d. Croatia 5Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3
... International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL ) announced today ... Conference in Boston, MA.  Josef von Rickenbach, Chairman and ... PAREXEL at 3:30 p.m. ET on Monday, March 5, 2012. ... presenting at the Raymond James Investors Conference in Orlando, ...
... ReportsnReports adds new market research report , ... and Market Forecasts to 2018 , to its ... $1,412.8m by 2018 growing at a CAGR of 5%. The ... for minimally invasive procedures and technology advances that make surgery ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PAREXEL International to Present at Cowen Healthcare Conference and Raymond James Investors Conference 2Electrosurgical Devices Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5% Globally From 2011-2018 2Electrosurgical Devices Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5% Globally From 2011-2018 3Electrosurgical Devices Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5% Globally From 2011-2018 4
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: