3 October 2006 Global precipitation measurement (GPM) mission core spacecraft systems engineering challenges
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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.
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David J. Bundas, Deborah O'Neill, Michael Rhee, Thomas Feild, Gary Meadows, and Peter Patterson "Global precipitation measurement (GPM) mission core spacecraft systems engineering challenges", Proc. SPIE 6361, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites X, 63610Q (3 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692340; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.692340

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