Launch of satellite from Japan.
Date: Feb. 27
Mission: Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory
Launch Vehicle: H-IIA
Launch Site: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center, Tanegashima Island, Japan
Launch Window: 1:37 to 2:37 p.m. EST
Description: GPM is an international satellite mission led by NASA and JAXA to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide.