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GRACE Launch

Mission Phases

GRACE Project


The GRACE - Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment spacecraft was launched on March 17, 2002 at 9:21 am GMT - 12:21 pm in Plesetsk - 10:21 am in Germany - 4:21 am EST - 3:21 am in Texas - 1:21 am in California aboard a Rockot Launch Vehicle from Plesetsk.

GRACE Flight trajectory illustration

Current Orbit Data

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The GRACE mission is jointly implemented by NASA and DLR under
the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder Program.

Last Modified: Thu Jan 27, 2005