Monday, 11 November 2013

GOCE mission comes to a firey end

This morning, at about 1:00 am CET, ESA’s Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite reentered the atmosphere and burned up somewhere along its orbital path extending from Siberia, across the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean, and to Antarctica. According to the space agency, it disintegrated in the upper atmosphere and though some debris may have reached the surface, no damage was reported... Continue Reading GOCE mission comes to a firey end

Section: Space

Tags: ESA, GOCE, Gravity, Spacecraft

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