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'Supermodel' satellite set to fly

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posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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'Supermodel' satellite set to fly


news.bbc.co.uk

Goce's quest is to produce a snapshot of the Earth's gravity field at an unprecedented resolution. The data will inform a multitude of science disciplines:

understanding how the mass of ocean waters circulate, moving heat around the planet, will assist climate prediction

a better knowledge of the way mass is distributed inside the Earth will be useful to those who study geo-hazards such as volcanoes and earthquakes

and because gravity defines what is meant by "up", "down" and "level", the new data can underpin a truly universal system to compare heights the world over

Goce is the first of Esa's Earth Explorers, a series of spacecraft that will provide quick answers to key environmental questions.

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posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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Interesting, this is one nice satelite.What ''alternative'' phenomenon could be found with this new satelite? What do you think they can find ? Alien bases ? Strange phenomenon ? UFO/USO ?

Do you think ESA will give access to the data found?
Do you think minute variation in gravity can help find something meaning full ?

I wonder

Some people here say that ESA is even more seccretive than NASA. Why is it ?

news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Mar, 13 2009 @ 12:16 PM
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looks very sci-fi
Ion drives and the whole shabang

its a shame about the earlier failed launch

also its most likely to be shared (data, stuff that isnt deemed to be over the top breakthrough, which would give them an edge)



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