Mission Updates

Successful Completion of CDR

GPM has successfully completed the GPM Mission Critical Design Review (CDR) on December 17, 2009.

During this phase of the mission the activities are focused on the implementation of science and engineering plans for the mission.

The engineering activities are focused on:

  • Core Observatory development (in-house development at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland)
  • GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument development for flight units 1&2 (at Ball Aerospace, Boulder Colorado)
  • Dual Precipitation Radar (DPR) instrument development (JAXA- Japan)
  • Ground Validation preparation for the field campaigns
  • Ground System development (in-house development at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland)
  • Precipitation Processing System (PPS) development (in-house development at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Maryland)