HOUSTON— Based on declining fuel supply estimates, NASA is targeting April for the end of its groundbreaking joint Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Launched Nov. 27, 1997, on an initial three-year mission, TRMM is expected to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere in summer 2015. TRMM’s role in the radar observation of global rainfall, tropical hurricane development and climate research was replaced earlier this year ...


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