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Successful Launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), thundered into space at 1:37 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 27 (3:37 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. 28) from Japan.
Staff of the GLOBE Program Office (shown here) watched the launch live while sampling activities from the NASA Launch Party Toolkit provided free to teachers in order to help students connect to the mission.
The GPM Core Observatory will help scientists better understand Earth's weather and climate cycles through the collection of information that unifies and improves data from an international constellation of existing and future satellites by mapping global precipitation every three hours. Read more about GLOBE‘s participation in satellite missions here.type: globe-news
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office