Browse Satellites Resources

Browse Satellites Resources

Front page of lithograph showing the GPM core
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An informational lithograph / handout which shows images of the GPM Core Observatory and constellation satellites, and explains the goals and methods of the GPM mission.
Front of GPM droplet handout
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Educational handout in the shape of a raindrop. The front shows a diagram of the water cycle, and the back has information about GPM and facts about water.
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 India's disappearing water
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During the past decade, groundwater beneath the northern Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan has decreased by more than 88 million acre-feet. Using NASA's twin GRACE satellites, scientists determined the rate of groundwater change in India.
Mississippi Flooding in 2011
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Heavy spring rains and snowmelt led to devastating floods along the Mississippi River in May 2011. Landsat 5 flew over the Mississippi River on May 10, 2011, giving a distinct view of the extraordinary extent of the flooding.
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.
Monitoring Floods and Fires During the Summer of 2011
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See Landsat images before and after these natural disasters.
Example of natural disaster image
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View before and after images of natural disasters and human impact in various locations around the world.

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