GRACE-FO examined the gravity effects of the Himalayas

 

Gravity and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) has been successfully launched. After its launch, it has completed its first mission as well in less than three weeks. The primary mission of GRACE-FO was to help in explaining the performance of the microwave ranging system. A microwave ranging system’s function is to facilitate with a unique measurement which tells about how mass moves from one place to another around the planet.

Twin GRACE-FO satellites were carefully guided to its operational orbit formation which lies near about 220kms apart during its initial phase. Later the spacecraft system was monitored, and it was a found that its performance is meeting the expected level. Then the two primary instruments: accelerometer and microwave ranging system,