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Global Precipitation Measurement mission - architecture and mission concept

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Bundas, D. ; Mission Syst. Eng., NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

The 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 US and international 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

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Aerospace Conference, 2006 IEEE

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