CLC Advisors, LLC joins a “Blooming Partnership: Behind the Scenes of JAXA & NASA Missions” NASA Social at NASA Goddard

NASA_logoApril 15, 2013

New York, NY – CLC Advisors, LLC was honored that CEO Cindy Chin was selected as part of a “Blooming Partnership: Behind the Scenes of JAXA & NASA Missions” NASA Social on Friday, April 12, 2013, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The event was to learn about the many missions and partnerships between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Held on the Friday before a weekend of events at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., the day-long NASA Goddard event is designed to be a celebration of the many successful and ongoing missions between NASA and JAXA. Highlighted was a discussion of the science and engineering involved in the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM), an international mission to be launched by NASA and JAXA on a H-IIA Japanese-owned rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan in 2014. GPM will provide three-dimensional views of hurricanes and typhoons and set new standards for precipitation measurements worldwide using an international network of satellites united by the GPM Core Observatory, a satellite built by NASA and JAXA. The satellite is currently being tested at Goddard.

Hyperwall Demonstrations were also displayed highlighting NASA industry partners on ‘How to build a space instrument’, the science of why spring is arriving earlier every year, the Hinode helio mission overview, and an overview of science visualization techniques. The visit also included tours of the NASA Goddard Facilities and meetings with NASA researchers with the Robotic Refueling Mission’s team, the Astrobiology laboratory, Satellite Integration and Testing buildings, the GPM testing facilities, Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission overview, and the James Webb Space Telescope in the world’s largest cleanroom.

Parts of the social was carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

The GPM Core Observatory and partner satellites in orbit over Earth.
Visualization of the GPM Core Observatory and partner satellites. Photo credit: NASA

Media contacts:
NASA Social,
NASA HQ Washington, Rachel Kraft
NASA Goddard, Greenbelt, MD, Stephanie Keene 301-286-7565,
CLC Advisors, LLC,

About NASA
NASA’s vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world — and off of it — for 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What’s out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?

Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many nonaerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, our exploration of space has taught us to view Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. While the tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats, we also are humbled by the realization that Earth is just a tiny “blue marble” in the cosmos. For more information about NASA, visit:

About NASA Social
A NASA Social is an informal meeting of people who use social networking sites such as TwitterFacebook and Google+. Participants at this event will be provided a unique in-person experience at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base that they are encouraged to share with others through their favorite social networks. For information about NASA Social, visit:

About NASA Goddard
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation’s largest organization of combined scientists, engineers and technologists that build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe.

Named for American rocketry pioneer Dr. Robert H. Goddard, the center was established in 1959 as NASA’s first space flight complex. Goddard and its several facilities are critical in carrying out NASA’s missions of space exploration and scientific discovery. For more information about NASA Goddard visit:

About the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM)
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch a “Core” satellite carrying advanced instruments that will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space. The data they provide will be used to unify precipitation measurements made by an international network of partner satellites to quantify when, where, and how much it rains or snows around the world.

The GPM mission will help advance our understanding of Earth’s water and energy cycles, improve the forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters, and extend current capabilities of using satellite precipitation information to directly benefit society. For information about the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) visit:

About Hinode Helio Mission
Hinode is an international mission to study our nearest star, the sun. To accomplish this, the Hinode mission includes a suite of three science instruments — the Solar Optical TelescopeX-ray Telescope and Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer.

Together, these instruments will study the generation, transport, and dissipation of magnetic energy from the photosphere to the corona and will record how energy stored in the sun’s magnetic field is released, either gradually or violently, as the field rises into the sun’s outer atmosphere. For more information visit:

About James Webb Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope is a large space telescope, optimized for infrared wavelengths. It is scheduled for launch later in this decade. Webb will find the first galaxies that formed in the early Universe, connecting the Big Bang to our own Milky Way galaxy. Webb will peer through dusty clouds to see stars forming planetary systems, connecting the Milky Way to our own solar system. Webb’s instruments will be designed to work primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum, with some capability in the visible range.

Webb will have a large mirror, 6.5 meters (21.3 feet) in diameter, and a sunshield the size of a tennis court. The mirror and sunshade won’t fit into a rocket fully open, so both will be folded and open once Webb is in outer space. Webb will reside in an orbit about 1.5 million km (1 million miles) from Earth at the second Lagrange point.

The James Webb Space Telescope was named after a former NASA administrator. For information about the James Webb Telescope Project visit:

About the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission
The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is a Solar Terrestrial Probes mission comprising four identically instrumented spacecraft that will use Earth’s magnetosphere as a laboratory to study the microphysics of three fundamental plasma processes: magnetic reconnection, energetic particle acceleration, and turbulence. These processes occur in all astrophysical plasma systems but can be studied in situ only in our solar system and most efficiently only in Earth’s magnetosphere, where they control the dynamics of the geospace environment and play an important role in the processes known as “space weather.” For information about Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission visit:

About CLC Advisors, LLC
CLC Advisors, LLC is a management consulting firm that focuses on marketing, brand and business development strategy to build business ventures and innovation. Whether it is through thorough analysis, streamlining or restructuring for our clients’ needs, we are dedicated to finding solutions for traditional business models or expanding into the growing arenas of philanthropy venture capital and social impact.