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CLARREO Pathfinder Team Meets Key Milestones Ahead of Payload Integration 

The CLARREO Pathfinder team continues to make great progress on payload development and scientific algorithms. In 2022, the CPF team at LaRC and the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) completed assembly of the Hyperspectral Imager for Climate Science (HySICS) Pointing System (HPS), began testing and verification of science algorithms and ground systems, and began characterization of the HySICS instrument. The HySICS instrument is an imaging spectrometer developed by LASP and is the heart of the CPF payload as the core subsystem enabling the high-accuracy measurements of reflected sunlight. The CPF team is looking forward to payload integration in early 2023.  

Team Updates

  • Congratulations to CLARREO Pathfinder’s Associate Project Manager, Stephanie Harrison, on receiving the NASA Guiding Star Mentor Award for her exceptional mentorship, fostering inspiration, and dedication to the future diverse generation of NASA’s talent. Stephanie has been a mentor to our NASA Pathways Intern, Kaitlyn Bebb for the past 2 years. Images of the 2022 MERGE (Mentoring Employees to Realize Goals and Experiences) Mentoring Awards held in the Reid Auditorium. Photo credit: NASA LaRC, Mark Knopp

CPF in the News

New space instrument to peer at light reflecting from Earth, achieve record accuracy | November 29, 2022

NASA Administrator, Local NSBE Jr. Chapter Marvel at Langley During Tour | February 25, 2022

CLARREO Pathfinder Team Celebrates Completion of Milestone | November 2, 2021

CLARREO Pathfinder Science NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Opportunity Posted | September 29, 2021

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 | | February 2, 2021

Earth science missions are still challenged 50 years after 1st Earth Day | | 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