GPM High-resolution Still Images
These are images documenting the building, integration and testing of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The most recent developments are listed first.
For additional images please visit the Precipitation Measurement Missions Image Gallery.
Engineers check on the GPM spacecraft after successful completion of its first comprehensive performance test. The silver disc and drum (center) is the GPM Microwave Imager, and the large block on the base is the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar. The tall golden antenna is the High Gain Antenna for communications.
A JAXA scientist standing next to the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instrument, which will be integrated onto the GPM Core Observatory satellite at Goddard Space Flight Center.
The Japanese-built radar is a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of raindrops and snowflakes.
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center