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  • Going out with ‘GRACE’ – long-lived U.S./German mission draws to a close

    Jason RhianOctober 27th, 2017

    The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission has come to an end after more than 15 years in Earth orbit. The twin satellites chronicled the changes of the Earth's water, ice, and land since the spacecraft were launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on March 17, 2002, on a mission that was originally only slated to last some five years.