GOCE orbit adjustment

From: Kevin Fetter (kfetter@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Aug 30 2010 - 12:12:56 UTC

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    While reading this
    
    http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1008/29goce/
    
    I noticed
    
    In the meantime, engineers at the European Space Operations Center have commanded GOCE's ion engine to boost the spacecraft's orbit by about 10 kilometers. Officials say the maneuver is a hedge against a further computer failure that could affect the satellite's navigation and piloting functions
    
    Looking at the orbital data, the orbit has been changing.
    
    Kevin
    
    
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