NASA held a series of media events Monday, Jan. 27, in advance of the February launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory from Japan. The events were held at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
GPM is an international satellite mission led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) that will provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide. GPM data also will contribute to climate research and the forecasting of extreme weather events such as floods and hurricanes.
The GPM Core Observatory is scheduled to lift off Feb. 27, between 1:07 and 3:07 p.m. EST, from JAXA's Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.
Media events include briefings on the GPM mission and science. Briefing panelists are:
Steven Neeck, deputy associate director, flight program, Earth Science, NASA Headquarters, Washington
Kinji Furukawa, GPM Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar deputy project manager, JAXA, Tsukuba
Art Azarbarzin, GPM project manager, Goddard
Ramesh Kakar, GPM program scientist, Headquarters
Gail Skofronick-Jackson, GPM deputy project scientist, Goddard
Riko Oki, GPM/DPR program scientist, JAXA
To view on YouTube, click here for the Mission Briefing and the Science Briefing.