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GOCE mission extension approved

November 2010

On 24 November 2010, the European Space Agency’s Earth Observation Programme Board approved the extension of the GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) mission until the end of 2012.

GOCE has been successfully delivering high quality data sets with unprecedented accuracy since March 2009. The extension of its mission enables an additional 18.5 months of mission operations.

The products based on GOCE satellite data are distinguished into five different themes:

  • Oceanography
  • Solid-Earth
  • Geodesy
  • Glaciology
  • Sea level change studies

GOCE data are available online through ESA’s Earth observation user services tools.

More information is available at: