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Launch of H-2A with payload GPM
Video courtesy of NASA
Launch scheduled for 27 Feb 14 18:37:00 GMT
Local Time : 28 Feb 14 3:37:00 JST
A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch from Tanegashima Space Center lofting a joint Japanese and NASA satellite to monitor global precipitation.
The H-2A rocket is a two stage rocket with the first stage assisted by twin solid rocket booster. The rocket is powered by Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Oxygen fuels.
The GPM observatory will link data from a constellation of current and planned satellites to produce next-generation global measurements of rainfall and snowfall from space.