GRACE-FO is scheduled for launch today May 22nd at 19:47:58 UTC. Watch the launch live.
LSE Space teams support GRACE-FO preparation, LEOP and commissioning from DLR-GSOC, providing spacecraft and ground engineering and operations services. The Teams involved are: Ground Data Systems, Mission Planning Systems Operations Engineering and Multi-Mission Flight Operations. GRACE-FO routine operations will also be performed by our GSOC-based team for the whole mission's duration. LSE Space had already supported GRACE from 2001 until 2016.
GRACE-FO will continue its predecessor's work measuring Earth's gravity field and tracking Earth's water movements across the planet. It's a US-German consortium involving NASA/PJL and DLR/GFZ.