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  • Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission spacecraft falls to Earth

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 17th, 2015

    A satellite, built jointly by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA ) to measure the amount of rainfall on Earth, has ended its long-lasting mission in a fiery demise. According to the U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM ) spacecraft re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere on June […]

  • NASA, JAXA announce global precipitation satellite launch date

    Jason RhianDecember 27th, 2013

    With weather and environmental concerns foremost in mind, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced that on Thursday February 27, between 1:07 p.m. to 3:07 p.m. EST (3:07 a.m. to 5:07 a.m. JST Friday, Feb. 28) they will launch the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite. Launch will take place from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center […]