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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.

 

GPM Press Kit (pdf)

 

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GPM Informational Brochure (pdf)

Global Precipataion Measurement Core Observatory

 

GPM Imagery

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Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory and constellation satellites.

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.

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 completed the EMI/EMC test at Goddard Space Flight Center in May 2013.

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.

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.

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.

Diagram of the GPM Core Observatory showing its main instruments and components.

 

Decal for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.

Decal for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.

 

Graphic decal for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.

Graphic decal for the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission.​

 

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Media Contact:

Patrick Lynch
Earth Science Communications Lead
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD, 20771
301-286-2102
patrick.lynch@nasa.gov