GPM High-resolution Still Images

  • Released Friday, June 7th, 2013
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:52PM
  • ID: 11294

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.

The GPM Core Observatory completed the EMI/EMC test at Goddard Space Flight Center in May 2013.Credit: NASA

The GPM Core Observatory completed the EMI/EMC test at Goddard Space Flight Center in May 2013.

Credit: NASA

Deployment of the +Y solar array after it has been integrated onto the GPM Core spacecraft.Credit: NASA

Deployment of the +Y solar array after it has been integrated onto the GPM Core spacecraft.

Credit: NASA

Engineers guiding the GPM Core Observatory into the thermal vacuum chamber.Credit: NASA

Engineers guiding the GPM Core Observatory into the thermal vacuum chamber.

Credit: NASA

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.Credit: NASA

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.

Credit: NASA

The GPM Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) integrated on the GPM Core Observatory. Credit: NASA

The GPM Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) integrated on the GPM Core Observatory.

Credit: NASA

The GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) integrated on the GPM Core Observatory in a cleanroom at Goddard Space Flight Center.Credit: NASA

The GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) integrated on the GPM Core Observatory in a cleanroom at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Credit: NASA

NASA engineers Rob Gallagher (left), Ken Smith (right) and Deneen Ferro (inside the spacecraft, center) work on the GPM Core satellite in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.Credit: NASA

NASA engineers Rob Gallagher (left), Ken Smith (right) and Deneen Ferro (inside the spacecraft, center) work on the GPM Core satellite in the clean room at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.

Credit: NASA

The GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument being placed in the acoustic chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center on March 1, 2012. Credit: NASA

The GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument being placed in the acoustic chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center on March 1, 2012.

Credit: NASA

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.Credit: NASA/JAXA

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.

Credit: NASA/JAXA

The GPM Microwave Imager instrument being constructed in a lab by Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation.Credit: Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation

The GPM Microwave Imager instrument being constructed in a lab by Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation.

Credit: Ball Aerospace & Technology Corporation

The GPM High Gain Antenna System (HGAS) in integration and testing at Goddard Space Flight Center.Credit: Craig E. Huber, Chief Engineer SGT Inc, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The GPM High Gain Antenna System (HGAS) in integration and testing at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Credit: Craig E. Huber, Chief Engineer SGT Inc, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The GPM Core Observatory undergoing centrifuge testing at Goddard Space Flight Center.Credit: NASA

The GPM Core Observatory undergoing centrifuge testing at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Credit: NASA

Construction of the GPM core observatory at Goddard Space Flight Center.Credit: NASA

Construction of the GPM core observatory at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Credit: NASA

Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory satellite orbitting the planet earth.Credit: Britt Griswold

Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory satellite orbitting the planet earth.

Credit: Britt Griswold



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