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Full Name Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Constellation spacecraft Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies NASA, JAXA Launch Date 01 Nov 2014
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 01 Nov 2019
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Inclined, non-sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination 40 deg
Orbit Altitude 635 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications 3-year nominal mission life, 5-year goal. Study of global precipitation, evaporation, and cycling of water are changing. The mission comprises a primary spacecraft with active and passive microwave instruments, and a number of ‘constellation spacecraft with passive microwave instruments.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields GMI
Cloud particle properties and profile GMI
Liquid water and precipitation rate GMI
Radiation budget GMI
LandSoil moisture GMI
OceanOcean surface winds GMI
Surface temperature (ocean) GMI
Mission Instruments
GMI - GPM Microwave Imager
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