What's New

GPM related images and movies are available.NEW

April 10, 2014

GPM first light images/movies, GPM related movies and brochures are now available.

First light images/movies from here

GPM movies from here

Brochures from here

Release of the GPM first light images!

March 25, 2014

The first light images from the GPM Core Observatory were released jointly between JAXA and NASA.

Press release

GPM/DPR Special Site

Successful launch of the GPM Core Observatory!

February 28, 2014

The GPM Core Observatory was successfully launched by the H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 23 from JAXA Tanegashima Space Center at 3:37 a.m. on February 28 (Fri.) 2014 (JST).

Press release


Latest information of the GPM Core Observatory is available from here.

GPM/DPR Special Site

Launch date of the GPM Core Observatory!

December 26, 2013


The GPM Core Observatory will be launched at 3:07 a.m. on February 28, 2014 (JST) by H-IIA F23 rocket from JAXA Tanegashima Space Center.


Press release

GPM/DPR Special Site

The GPM Core Observatory has arrived to TNSC!

November 28, 2013


At 2 a.m. on 27th November, the GPM Core Observatory has arrived to JAXA Tanegashima Space Center. It is scheduled to be launched in early 2014.


GPM special site (in Japanese)