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How do you Build a Weather Satellite?
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This booklet explains the basics of weather satellites and contains activities to explain questions like "How does a satellite stay up in space without falling back to Earth? "
Screenshot from solar deployment test
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This and other similar tests will verify the deployment function of the GPM Core Observatory solar arrays in ambient condition.
Water droplets
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In this promotional video NASA scientists discuss why it is so important to study and track Earth's freshwater resources, and explain the purpose of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission.
GOES satellite orbiting Earth.
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Satellites can orbit Earth's equator or go over Earth's North and South Poles, or anything in between. They can orbit at a low altitude, or thousands of miles out in space. The choice of orbit all depends on the satellite's job.
Inside the Hubble Testing Chambers
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This video takes you on a tour of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's satellite testing chambers.  They are used to test many of NASA's satellites and instruments, including GPM!
Aerosounde aircraft
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This website explores the technologies used to study and understand tropical cyclones.
Diagram which illustrates active and passive remote sensing
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This diagram illustrates the differences between active and passive remote sensing.  TRMM and GPM rely on active and passive instruments to measure the properties of precipitation from space.
The eye of Hurricane Earl from a plane
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During the 2010 hurricane season, NASA deployed its piloted DC-8 and WB-57, and unmanned Global Hawk aircraft, arming hurricane researchers with the information needed to predict the growth and intensification of hurricanes.
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NASA will dispatch two unmanned aircraft equipped with specialized instruments high above tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean basin. These "severe storm sentinels" will investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change.
Overview of Goddard virtual tour
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Learn about the life cycle of a satellite at Goddard Space Flight Center. This interactive 'tour' starts with the Idea phase and goes through the whole process ofa NASA satellite mission. This tour is an interesting introduction to the engineering process

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