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CLARREO Pathfinder Team Makes Progress During Pandemic

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the entire CLARREO Pathfinder team, the team has continued to make great progress on payload development and scientific algorithms despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Directorate Program Management Council (DPMC) recently approved a project replan which incorporated impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and key technical challenges incurred during the same time period. The comments and feedback from stakeholders throughout the DPMC briefing illustrated NASA’s continued support for CPF, as well as the value and importance of the mission to the agency and broader scientific community.  As Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen (SMD Associate Administrator) stated to Clayton Turner (LaRC Center Director), “Clayton, I am really excited for this. Making measurements at the precision and accuracy being modeled by this new technology is important going forward as we learn about our own planet.”

Team Updates

CPF in the News

CLARREO Pathfinder Power Converter Unit Completed | September 1, 2021

How Scientists Are Using the International Space Station to Study Earth’s Climate | April 20, 2021

NASA doing ‘preparatory work’ for climate push, acting chief says | February 19, 2021

3D Model Will Aid in Development of Climate Instrument | NASA.gov | February 2, 2021

Earth science missions are still challenged 50 years after 1st Earth Day | Space.com | April 22, 2020

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Secures Funding for Important NASA Priorities in House-Passed Bill | Luria Press Release | June 25, 2019

Balancing Earth’s energy checkbook | Boulder Weekly | May 30, 2019

House bill restores funding to Earth science and astrophysics missions | Space News | May 22, 2019

NASA Awards Contract for Climate Pathfinder Mission Instrument | NASA | September 27, 2018

CLARREO Pathfinder Undergoes Successful Mission Concept Review | NASA | September 15, 2016