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Browse Launch Vehicle Resources

Browse Launch Vehicle Resources

Beautiful Earth: Snow
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, explains how GPM observes snow, and the importance of understanding snow characteristics and distribution in a changing climate.
http://pmm.nasa.gov/extreme-weather/first-2015-tropical-storm-forms-eastern-pacific
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A time-lapse video that shows the assembly and testing of the GPM Core Observatory satellite in one minute.
GPM: Engineering Next Generation Observations of Rain and Snow
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Overview of the engineering behind building and testing the GPM Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Photo of the GPM Core Observatory Paper Model
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Build a paper model of the GPM Core Observatory and learn about the technology the satellite will use to measure precipitation from space.
Launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Satellite
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This video shows the launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite on November 27th, 1997 from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. TRMM was launched on JAXA's H-IIA rocket.
GPM Core on the Centrifuge at Goddard
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The GPM Core Observatory being tested on the High Capacity Centrifuge at Goddard Space Flight Center.
GPM Launch Animation
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This animation shows the launch and deployment of the GPM Core Observatory. GPM is scheduled to launch in 2014 on an H-IIA rocket in Japan.
GPM satellite and constellation
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Part 3 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.