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An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a 7,300-mile journey from the United States to Japan, where it now will undergo launch preparations.
November 20 marks the 15 year anniversary that nations united to build the most advanced space laboratory every created — the International Space Station (ISS).
The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that it plans to send a space cannon out to blast the surface of asteroid 1999JU3 with a metal bullet in 2018.
Several of NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites have been gathering data on Typhoon Francisco as it moves toward Japan. NASA's Aqua, Terra and TRMM satellites captured infrared, visible and rainfall data on the super typhoon.
The radar on NASA and JAXA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite saw Typhoon Usagi maintaining some of its inner-core structure an hour before landfall on Sept. 22, 2013.
Following a two-week delay, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency successfully launched their new, reportedly less expensive Epsilon Launch Vehicle early Saturday morning.
NASA is inviting social media users to apply for credentials to attend the media day activities for its next Earth science satellite, the Global Precipitation Mission, on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
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