Eye in the sky on climate change

GOCE satelliteAs technology advances, so does our knowledge of our planet. The GOCE satellite is on the launch pad awaiting a October 27 launch for its mission to research new high definition maps of the earths surface and the changes made to the climate by global warming.

The European Space Agency is behind the project for the Gravity state and Ocean Circulation Explorer, it has suffered a launch delay from last month but all looks set fair for the new date. The satellite is launching from the Plesetsk space centre in north Russia, and its findings are eagerly awaited to boost our knowledge of the changing climate and the gravity field that surrounds the earth.

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