GRACE-FO

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Mission Summary
GRACE Follow-On (GRACE-FO) is continuing GRACE's legacy of tracking Earth's water movement across the planet. Monitoring changes in ice sheets and glaciers, underground water storage, the amount of water in large lakes and rivers, and changes in sea level provides a unique view of Earth's climate and has far-reaching benefits for its people.

GRACE consists of two identical spacecraft that fly 220 km apart in a polar orbit 500 km above Earth. GRACE maps Earth's gravity field by making accurate measurements of the distance between the two satellites. The results from this mission are yielding crucial information about the distribution and flow of mass within Earth and its surroundings.


Documents and PowerPoints
GRACE-FO-180710.pptx
GRACE_FO_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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NASA/JPL Web Links
GRACE-FO - NASA/JPL
GRACE-FO - NASA

Wikipedia Links
GRACE

Other Related Links
GRACE - GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences

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Like GRACE, the twin GRACE-FO satellites will follow each other in orbit around the Earth, separated by about 137 miles (220 km). Seen in an artist's rendering.

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Land water storage from GRACE is updated monthly, and is provided on 1-degree global grids.

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