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2004-Aug-06, 05:42 PM
SUMMARY: NASA and JAXA have decided to extend the operations of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) until the end of 2004 so it can provide data during the Autumn storm season for the U.S. and Asia. Officials had originally planned to have the spacecraft cease observations in July, and then perform a safe de-orbit maneuver about a year later. TRMM measures rainfall levels over the global tropics, allowing scientists to study the transfer of water and energy from the oceans into the atmosphere and back again. Its radar can see through clouds providing detailed images of the insides of hurricanes and storms.

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2004-Aug-10, 02:16 PM
about time they sobered up

they were about to let this mission burn up but thanks to some vocal protesting NASA has been pushed back on track