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GRACE-Follow On Laser Ranging Interferometer: German contribution

Abich, Klaus and Bogan, Christina and Braxmaier, Claus and Danzmann, Karsten and Dehne, Marina and Gohlke, Martin and Görth, Alexander and Heinzel, Gerhard and Herding, Mark and Mahrdt, Christoph and Müller, Vitali and Nicklaus, Kolja and Sanjuan, Jose and Schütze, Daniel and Sheard, Benjamin and Stede, Gunnar and Voss, Kai (2015) GRACE-Follow On Laser Ranging Interferometer: German contribution. In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series 610 (2015) 012039. 10th International LISA Symposium, 18.-23.05.2014, Gainesville, Florida USA. doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/610/1/012010.

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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) is a joint US/German mission that has been mapping the Earth's gravity �eld since 2002 by measuring the distance variations between two spacecraft using a micro-wave link. GRACE is reaching the end of its lifetime. For this reason and in order to minimize data gaps, an almost identical mission will be launched in 2017. This mission is called GRACE-Follow On (GRACE-FO) and it will include an additional instrument as a technological demonstrator to monitor distance changes between the spacecraft. This instrument is the Laser Ranging Interferometer (LRI), which is based on heterodyne laser interferometry at 1064nm and takes advantage of many technologies developed for LISA. In this paper a short overview of the current status of the German contribution is presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/94578/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:GRACE-Follow On Laser Ranging Interferometer: German contribution
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bogan, ChristinaMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Danzmann, KarstenMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Dehne, MarinaSpaceTech GmbH, ImmenstaadUNSPECIFIED
Gohlke, MartinDLR-RY, Germany, 5Humboldt University, Department of Physics, 12489 Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Görth, AlexanderMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Heinzel, GerhardMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Herding, MarkSpaceTech GmbH, ImmenstaadUNSPECIFIED
Mahrdt, ChristophMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Müller, VitaliMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Nicklaus, KoljaSpaceTech GmbH, ImmenstaadUNSPECIFIED
Schütze, DanielMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Sheard, BenjaminMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Stede, GunnarMax-Planck-Institut, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Voss, KaiSpaceTech GmbH, ImmenstaadUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Physics: Conference Series 610 (2015) 012039
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:GRACE, Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment , LRI, Laser Ranging Interferometer, Laser interferometer
Event Title:10th International LISA Symposium
Event Location:Gainesville, Florida USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:18.-23.05.2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben GRACE Follow-On (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:15 Jan 2015 10:13
Last Modified:16 Aug 2016 11:00

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