NASA rocket launch live video stream: Global Precipitation Measurement Observatory to be launched

Liftoff set for 1:37 p.m.

UPDATE: The rocket launch was successful, click here for update:


TANEGASHIMA, Japan - NASA is preparing to launch a satellite into space Thursday afternoon from the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima, Japan.

The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory aboard the H-IIA rocket rolled out to the launch pad early Thursday and is set to take off at 1:37 p.m. EST.

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) will observe rain and snow worldwide from space every three hours.

The data is expected to provide a deeper understanding of water and energy cycles on earth, according to NASA officials.

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