Accession Number N20120012910
Title GPM Avionics Module Heat Pipes Design and Performance Test Results.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 38p
Personal Author L. Ottenstein M. DeChristopher
Abstract GPM is a satellite constellation to study precipitation formed from a partnership between NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The GPM Core Observatory, being developed and tested at GSFC, serves as a reference standard to unify precipitation measurements from the GPM satellite constellation. The Core Observatory carries an advanced radar/radiometer system to measure precipitation from space. The scientific data gained from GPM will benefit both NASA and JAXA by advancing our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycle, improving forecasts of extreme weather events, and extending our current capabilities in using accurate and timely precipitation information to benefit society.
Keywords Avionics
Electric batteries
Heat pipes
Heat radiators
Mechanical engineering
Modules
Performance tests
Precipitation measurement
Radiometers
Satellite constellations
Spacecraft temperature
Thermocouples
Water


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 51E - Avionics
94 - Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
Corporate Author Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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