GPM Core Observatory Entering Thermal Vacuum Chamber • Earth.com

Last update: July 16th, 2019 at 9:00 pm

GPM Core Observatory Entering Thermal Vacuum Chamber. Engineers guiding the GPM Core Observatory into the TVAC chamber. Therefore the  air inside the chamber will be pumped out when testing begins to simulate the vacuum of space. Also the temperatures will be lowered to -10 degrees C (14F) and raised to above 40 degrees C (104F). To help simulate the range of temperatures the spacecraft will encounter as it orbits Earth. Also Testing will continue into early January, 2013.

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