The Bellinghman (bellinghman) wrote,
The Bellinghman
bellinghman

GOCE is GO

At least, it's lifted off. Let's hope separation occurs without a hitch.

It's going to be a low polar orbit (260 km up), and moving fast as a result. But being only 5 metres longest dimension (no solar panels), I'm not sure whether it'll be very visible.

Update: and it's made it - the first signal has been received, which rather implies it's made orbit undamaged.
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