DPR

DPR Sign-Off Event

Signing the DPR release agreement
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Mr. Massahiro Kojima and Art Azarbarzin signing the DPR transfer papers.

Art Azarbarzin is the GPM Project Manager for NASA, and Mr. Massahiro Kojima is the GPM DPR Program Manager at JAXA.

DPR Sign-Off Event

Shaking hands at the DPR sign-off event
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Mr. Massahiro Kojima and Art Azarbarzin shaking hands at the DPR sign-off event.

Art Azarbarzin is the GPM Project Manager for NASA, and Mr. Massahiro Kojima is the GPM DPR Program Manager at JAXA.

DPR Sign-Off Event

NASA and JAXA officials at the DPR Signing Event
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NASA and JAXA officials at the DPR sign-off event.

JAXA DPR Project Manager Masahiro Kojima (seated left) formally signed over the DPR to GPM Project Manager Art Azarbarzin (seated right). Behind from left to right: Minoru Okumura (NTSpace), Takeshi Miura (JAXA), Kai Hiroki (JAXA), Yasutoshi Hyakusoku (JAXA), Candace Carlisle (NASA), Arthur Hou (NASA), Steve Neeck (NASA), and Kiyotaka Uchimaru (NTSpace). 

Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar Arrives at Goddard

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Engineers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. oversee the arrival and unpacking of the dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) built by Japan for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's Core Observatory satellite. Comprised of two radars, the DPR is one of two instruments that will fly on the satellite, scheduled for launch in February 2014.

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