H-IIA launches GPM rain study mission successfully from Tanegashima

by | Feb 28, 2014 | commercial launch services, JAXA, Satellites, Science | 0 comments

A spacecraft called Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory which has been to measure rainfall on Earth has been launched by an H-IIA launch vehicle from the Japanese launch site at Tanegashima on 28 February 2014.   The mission, which was valued at US$1.2 million, was co-sponsored by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA.  The 3850kg spacecraft was launched at 1837 GMT and flown to a 407km altitude low Earth orbit at an inclination of 65 degrees.  Also aboard the flight were three microsatellites used for University research, plus four cubesats and a tether satellite experiment all hitching a ride to orbit.  Full details are available on the Seradata SpaceTrak database.

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