LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sun Mar 17 2002
Eurockot Launch Services

GRACE

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

March 17, 2002 at 4:21 AM EST

(March 17, 2002 at 9:21 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

March 17, 2002 at 4:21 AM EST

(March 17, 2002 at 9:21 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

March 17, 2002 at 4:21 AM EST

(March 17, 2002 at 9:21 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) was a joint mission of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Twin satellites took detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field anomalies from its launch in March 2002 to the end of its science mission in October 2017.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

    Pad

    133/3 (133L)