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GPM L-30 Mission and Science Briefings

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.



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Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Animator
Michael Randazzo (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Video Editor
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Swarupa Nune (Vantage): Video Editor
Ramesh Kakar (NASA/HQ): Interviewee
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Ardeshir A Azarbarzin (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Riko Oki (JAXA): Interviewee
Kinji Furukawa (JAXA): Interviewee
Steven P. Neeck (NASA/HQ): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
Rich Melnick (HTSI): Project Support
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Project Support
Pat Kennedy (HTSI): Project Support
Yuko Nakamura (JAXA): Project Support
Rob Andreoli (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Videographer
John Caldwell (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Videographer
Swarupa Nune (Vantage): Videographer
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