Nov 21, 2013

Q.1148

The European Space Agency launched a satellite named "GOCE" (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) in March 2009. The satellite, which made several useful observations about the Earth's gravity, ended its mission and burned up on re-entry in the Earth's atmosphere.

Because of its "good looks" (thanks to its aerodynamic shape), what was it compared to, resulting in its nickname?

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