GRACE Follow-on Mission
GFZ signs contract with US space agency NASA and procures the launcher
February 11, 2014
Germany provides optical elements for a Laser Ranging Interferometers (LRI). The distance measurement between both satellites shall be improved by this new technology by a factor of up to 50. The LRI design was developed by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), the flight hardware will be delivered by SpaceTech GmbH with in-kind contributions by the German Aerospace Center.
Read the complete press release on the homepage of the German Research Centre for Geosciences.