Measuring Earth: Current status of the GRACE Follow-On Laser Ranging Interferometer

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dc.identifier.uri Schütze, Daniel 2016-11-21T08:38:01Z 2016-11-21T08:38:01Z 2016
dc.identifier.citation Schütze, Daniel: Measuring Earth: Current status of the GRACE Follow-On Laser Ranging Interferometer. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series 716 (2016), Nr. 1, 12005. DOI:
dc.description.abstract The GRACE mission that was launched in 2002 has impressively proven the feasibility of low-orbit satellite-to-satellite tracking for Earth gravity observations. Especially mass transport related to Earth's hydrological system could be well resolved both spatially and temporally. This allows to study processes such as polar ice sheet decline and ground water depletion in great detail. Owing to GRACE's success, NASA and GFZ will launch the successor mission GRACE Follow-On in 2017. In addition to the microwave ranging system, GRACE Follow-On will be the first mission to use a Laser Ranging Interferometer as technology demonstrator to track intersatellite distance changes with unprecedented precision. This new ranging device inherits some of the technologies which have been developed for the future spaceborne gravitational wave detector LISA. I will present the architecture of the Laser Ranging Interferometer, point out similarities and differences to LISA, and conclude with the current status of the flight hardware production. eng
dc.description.sponsorship DFG/QUEST
dc.description.sponsorship BMBF/03F0654B
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Bristol : Institute of Physics Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Physics: Conference Series 716 (2016), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 Unported
dc.subject Geodetic satellites eng
dc.subject Gravitational effects eng
dc.subject Gravity waves eng
dc.subject Groundwater eng
dc.subject Interferometers eng
dc.subject NASA eng
dc.subject Orbits eng
dc.subject Flight hardware eng
dc.subject Gravitational wave detectors eng
dc.subject Ground water depletions eng
dc.subject Hydrological system eng
dc.subject Intersatellite distance eng
dc.subject Low-orbit satellites eng
dc.subject Gravitationswelle ger
dc.subject.classification Konferenzschrift ger
dc.subject.ddc 500 | Naturwissenschaften ger
dc.subject.ddc 530 | Physik ger
dc.title Measuring Earth: Current status of the GRACE Follow-On Laser Ranging Interferometer
dc.type Article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 1742-6588
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 716
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 12005
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