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  1. GOCE redraws the map of Earth’s geoid

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    April 29, 2011

    After 2 years in orbit, ESA’s GOCE satellite recently unveiled the latest 3D map of Earth’s geoid, the reference surface that serves to measure elevations.

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  2. GOCE to map Earth’s gravity field

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    March 16, 2009

    The launch of the European Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (GOCE), initially planned 10 September 2008, is now scheduled for 16 March. Its mission is to observe Earth’s gravity field in order to improve the accuracy of the geoid model, the reference surface used to determine altitudes.

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