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Global Precipitation Measurement Mission: Architecture and Mission ConceptThe Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission is a collaboration between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and other partners, with the goal of monitoring the diurnal and seasonal variations in precipitation over the surface of the earth. These measurements will be used to improve current climate models and weather forecasting, and enable improved storm and flood warnings. This paper gives an overview of the mission architecture and addresses some of the key trades that have been completed, including the selection of the Core Observatory s orbit, orbit maintenance trades, and design issues related to meeting orbital debris requirements.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bundas, David
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Report/Patent Number
IEEEAC Paper 1054
Meeting Information
IEEE/AIAA Aerospace 2006(Big Sky, MT)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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