NASA and JAXA Officials Examine the DPR at Goddard

NASA and JAXA Officials Examine the DPR at Goddard. Left to right: Peter Hildebrand (NASA), Masahiro Kojima (JAXA) and Takeshi Miura (JAXA) in the clean room with the DPR. Although the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR). Was built by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. (JAXA) for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission’s Core Observatory arrived on Friday, March 16. Their covered in protective clothing. NASA and JAXA Officials Examine the DPR at Goddard

Therefore was unloaded today at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Comprised of two radars. Also the DPR is one of two instruments that will fly on the Core Observatory scheduled for launch in February 2014.  DPR Goddard

NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency was to have a distinctly civilian orientation, encouraging peaceful applications in space science.[7][8][9] Since its establishment, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo Moon landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion spacecraft, the Space Launch System, and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program, which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for uncrewed NASA launches.

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