Earth  ID: 11852

TRMM's Mission Ends

In 1997 when the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM, was launched, its mission was scheduled to last just a few years. Now, 17 years later, the TRMM mission has come to an end. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) stopped TRMM’s science operations and data collection on April 8 after the spacecraft depleted its fuel reserves. TRMM observed rainfall rates over the tropics and subtropics, where two-thirds of the world’s rainfall occurs. TRMM carried the first precipitation radar flown in space, which returned data that were made into 3-D imagery, enabling scientists to see the internal structure of storms for the first time.

Credits

Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA):
Lead Producer
Lead Editor

Ellen T. Gray (ADNET):
Lead Writer
Lead Narrator

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC):
Lead Visualizer

Alex Kekesi (GST):
Lead Visualizer

Kel Elkins (USRA):
Visualizer

Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC):
Lead Visualizer

Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC):
Lead Scientist

Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC):
Producer

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Missions:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

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Goddard TV Tape:
G2015-035 -- TRMM Mission Ends

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SVS >> HDTV
NASA Science >> Earth
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