Launch of NASA & JAXA’s GPM Core Satellite on Japanese Rocket

A Japanese H-2A rocket successfully launched tonight, February 27th 2014 at 18:37 UTC from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. The rocket carried the Global Precipitation Measurement Core satellite into orbit for NASA & Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

GPM Core is the first of a constellation of satellites which will keep an eye on the Earth’s rain and snowfall for forecasting into the future.

Source: JAXA

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