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Global precipitation measurement (GPM): core spacecraft systems engineering challenges
Author(s): David J. Bundas; Deborah O'Neill; Michael Rhee; Thomas Feild; Gary Meadows; Peter Patterson
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Paper Abstract

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 the status of some key trade studies, including the geolocation budgeting, design considerations for spacecraft charging, and design issues related to the mitigation of orbital debris.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 63610Q (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692340
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Bundas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Deborah O'Neill, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael Rhee, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Thomas Feild, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gary Meadows, Swales Aerospace (United States)
Peter Patterson, Swales Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6361:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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