Earth  ID: 10786

GPM Arrives in Japan

Built at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the GPM spacecraft travelled roughly 7,300 miles (11,750 kilometers) to its launch site at Tanegashima Space Center on Tanegashima Island, Japan, where it is scheduled for liftoff on Feb 27, 2014 1:07 pm (EST). GPM's Core Observatory is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to study rainfall and snowfall around the globe, including weather and storms that the Core Observatory previewed on its trans-Pacific journey.
 

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Credits

Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems Inc.): Narration
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems Inc.): Narrator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Candace C Carlisle (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Videographer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Videographer
John Caldwell (AIMM): Videographer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems Inc.): Writer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2013-104 -- GPM's Journey to Japan

Keywords:
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Location >> Japan
SVS >> Launch
DLESE >> Narrated
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> JAXA
SVS >> Tanegashima

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0