GPM core observatory was launched
by the H-IIA launch vehicle No. 23
at 3:37 a.m. on February 28, 2014 (JST).


February 28, 2014 Updated

Successful launch of H-IIA F 23 with GPM core ovservatory aboard!

The launch of the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 23 with the core observatory for the Global Precipitation Measurement mission aboard was successfully performed at 3:37 a.m. on February 28 (Fri.) 2014 (JST).
The launch vehicle flew normally and separated the GPM core observatory at about 15 minutes and 57 seconds after liftoff. The GPM core observatory will conduct critical phase operations.
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