GPM satellite constellation. Illustration of nine of the satellites of the multinational Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) network. The core observatory (upper right) was launched in 2014. Clockwise from top: Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership, NASA-NOAA), GPM core observatory (NASA-JAXA), Megha-Tropiques (India, ISRO; and France, CNES), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), GCOM (Global Change Observation Mission, JAXA), two DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, US DoD) satellites, JPSS (Joint Polar Satellite System, NOAA), and a MetOp satellite (European, EUMETSAT).
July 28th, 2016
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