Earth  ID: 11439

Engineering Next Generation Observations of Rain and Snow

For the past three years, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory has gone from components and assembly drawings to a fully functioning satellite at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The satellite has now arrived in Japan, where it will lift off in early 2014.

The journey to the launch pad has been a long and painstaking process. It began with the most basic assembly of the satellite's frame and electrical system, continued through the integration of its two science instruments, and has now culminated in the completion of a dizzying array of environmental tests to check and recheck that GPM Core Observatory will survive its new home in orbit.

 

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Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Ardeshir A Azarbarzin (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Candace C Carlisle (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Videographer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
Michael McClare (HTSI): Videographer
Brooke Harris (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:
G2013-075 -- GPM Integration and Testing Wrapup

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