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The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is an international partnership co-led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The mission centers on the deployment of the GPM Core Observatory and consists of a network, or constellation, of additional satellites that together will provide next-generation global observations of precipitation from space. The GPM Core Observatory will carry an advanced radar/radiometer system and serve as a reference standard to unify precipitation measurements from all satellites that fly within the constellation.
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Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory with constellation satellites.
Engineers check on the GPM spacecraft after successful completion of its first comprehensive performance test at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
The GPM Core Observatory in the electromagnetic testing chamber. GPM completed the EMI/EMC test at Goddard Space Flight Center in May 2013.
Deployment test of one of the GPM Core satellite's solar wings on Thursday, June 6, 2013. The array measures 18.8 feet long and 9.2 feet wide, and it consists of four solar panels.
Engineer Daniel Alvarado overseeing the GPM Observatory mass properties test in September 2013 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Diagram of the GPM Core Observatory showing its main instruments and components.
Decal for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.
Graphic decal for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.