CEOS Instrument: GRACE instrument

Instrument:GRACE instrument
Agencies: NASA [Primary]
Missions: GRACE
Type:Satellite-to-satellite ranging system
Description:Includes BlackJack Global Positioning System (Turbo Rogue Space Receiver) and 'High Accuracy Inter-satellite Ranging System (aka K-band Ranging System) for 'Inter-satellilte ranging system estimestes for global models of the mean and time variable Earth gravity field
Spatial Resolution: 400 km horizontal, N/A vertical
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: Microwave: 24 GHz and 32 GHz
Technology: Satellite-to-satellite ranging system
Description: System to accurately measure the distance (e.g. by K-band, ~ 25 GHz) and its variations between satellites in coordinated orbits. Used to measured long-wave anomalies of the Earth’s gravity filed. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18