Tropical cyclone BUNE was southeast of the Fiji Islands and close to a category one on the Saffir-Simpson scale when the TRMM satellite passed above on 24 March 2011 at 1548 UTC. TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data from this pass show that large rain bands around BUNE contained numerous intense thunderstorms. BUNE is expected to peak as a category two tropical cyclone with wind speeds of about 85 kts (~98 mph) on 26 March 2011 while moving over the open waters northeast of New Zealand.
TRMM Spacecraft Re-enters Over Tropics JacobAdmin Thu, 07/09/2015
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on June 15, 2015, at 11:55 p.m. EDT, over the South Indian Ocean, according to the U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space through the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC). The U.S. Space Surveillance Network, operated by the Defense Department's JSpOC, had been closely monitoring TRMM’s descent since the mission was ended in April. Most of the spacecraft was expected to burn up in the atmosphere during its uncontrolled re-entry. This U.S. Air Force map shows the