SCIENCE: New NASA satellite to observe rainfall over entire globe Stephanie Paige Ogburn, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Question: What's 39.3 feet long, weighs 8,598 pounds and can see raindrops from space? Please subscribe to ClimateWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.