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.”