Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission

Bill Ingalls2014-02-28


Washington, DC, United States

Caroline Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan, congratulated both NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory teams and noted it was an example of over 40 years of strong U.S. and Japan relations, Friday Feb. 28, 2014, Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC) Tanegashima, Japan. The Ambassador witnessed the launch of a Japanese H-IIA rocket carrying the NASA-JAXA, GPM Core Observatory. The GPM spacecraft will collect information that unifies data from an international network of existing and future satellites to map global rainfall and snowfall every three hours. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)


  • Title: Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission
  • Creator: NASA/Bill Ingalls
  • Date Created: 2014-02-28
  • Location: Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC)
  • Rights: HQ
  • Album: rlobrie1

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