Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-on (GRACE-FO)

GRACE-FO is a joint project between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences. The key partners of the Science Data System are the University of Texas Center for Space Research (CSR), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and GFZ.

The primary science objective of the GRACE-FO mission is to continue obtaining the same extremely high-resolution global models of Earth's gravity field, including how it varies over time, as in the original GRACE mission.

The secondary science objective of the GRACE-FO mission is to continue obtaining about 150 very precise globally distributed vertical temperature and humidity profiles of the atmosphere per day using the GPS radio occultation technique.

GRACE-FO will also demonstrate Laser Ranging Interferometer technology in support of future GRACE-like missions.

To get access to the different GRACE-FO (Level-1B or Level-2) data and documentation (monthly newsletters and various project related documentation) via FTP please follow the link on the left hand side. Here, the “Guide to Available Data” provides further useful information on recent data distribution. Please also read the latest GRACE-FO SDS Newsletters!


Christoph Dahle
Section 1.2: Global Geomonitoring and Gravity Field

c/o DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
Münchner Str. 20
D-82234 Wessling

Tel.: +49 8153 90832 16
Mail: christoph.dahle(at)

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