GRAIL gravity field determination using the Celestial Mechanics Approach - status report

Arnold, Daniel; Bertone, Stefano; Jäggi, Adrian; Beutler, Gerhard; Mervart, Leos (October 2015). GRAIL gravity field determination using the Celestial Mechanics Approach - status report. In: European Planetary Science Congress 2015. Nantes, France. 27 September - 2 October, 2015.

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The NASA mission GRAIL (Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory [1]) inherits its concept from the GRACE (Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment) mission to determine the gravity field of the Moon. The use of inter-satellite Ka-band range-rate (KBRR) observations enables data aquisition even when the spacecraft are not tracked from the Earth [2]. The data allows for a highly accurate estimation of the lunar gravity field on both sides of the Moon, which is crucial to improve the understanding of its internal structure and thermal evolution. In this presentation we discuss our latest GRAIL-based lunar gravity fields generated with the Celestial Mechanics Approach using the Bernese Software.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy
08 Faculty of Science > Other Institutions > Emeriti, Faculty of Science

UniBE Contributor:

Arnold, Daniel; Bertone, Stefano; Jäggi, Adrian; Beutler, Gerhard and Mervart, Leos

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy

Series:

EPSC Abstracts

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pierre Fridez

Date Deposited:

20 Jun 2018 10:47

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2018 10:47

Additional Information:

Presentation

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.99140

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/99140

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