View Full Version : 'Sexy' GOCE Spacecraft Will Try Again For Launch

2009-Mar-12, 03:10 AM
I got some grief for calling the GOCE spacecraft 'sexy' last year, but I'm sticking with that description. What a gorgeous spacecraft! And the GOCE team has stuck with their spacecraft while it had to stand down from launch in September of 2008 when problems were discovered with the guidance and navigation subsystems [...]

More... (http://www.universetoday.com/2009/03/11/sexy-goce-spacecraft-will-try-again-for-launch/)

2009-Mar-12, 03:23 AM
Some links from the last time GOCE got covered, (http://www.bautforum.com/universe-today-story-comments/78497-sleek-sexy-spacecraft-launch-next-week.html#post1316737) just because it makes me feel all swoony.

http://www.esa.int/images/GOCE_icon_01.jpg (http://www.esa.int/esaLP/LPgoce.html)

Facts and figures (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/GOCE/SEMDU2VHJCF_0.html) (and a cool image)

Animations Gallery (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?mission=GOCE&keyword=+--%3E+Keyword&idf=+--%3E+ID&Ac=on&subm3=GO)

http://www.esa.int/export/images/GOCE_web_model_S.jpg (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?mission=GOCE&keyword=+--%3E+Keyword&idf=+--%3E+ID&Ac=on&subm3=GO)

Image Gallery (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&mission=GOCE&start=1)

http://www.esa.int/export/images/28_S,0.jpg (http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&mission=GOCE&single=y&start=69)

2009-Mar-12, 02:44 PM
You got grief for the sexy description?!? Man, that thing is gorgeous.

2009-Mar-30, 06:14 PM
It is such a refreshing change from BFI dumpsters with washerboard solar panels sticking out the sides. Glad it lifted off.