The PDR is the last milestone before the major Key Decision Point C, scheduled for December 2017, after which the mission officially enters its implementation phase.
Last week’s PDR was characterized as “extremely successful.” The team earned high praise from the Standing Review Board for its organization and design comprehensiveness.
The Landsat 9 team’s decisive success on the PDR is an important step toward realizing the challenging target launch date of December 2020.
Del Jenstrom, the NASA Landsat 9 Project Manger, remarked that the highly successful PDR “speaks to the incredible work that the Landsat 9 team continues to do.”
The review took place from September 12-15 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
+ NASA Landsat 9 Mission Webpages
+ USGS Landsat 9 Mission Webpages
International Relations: Landsat on the Agenda
Strengthened cooperation between the United States and the Philippines to include bilateral cooperation on the Landsat Program, according to White House fact sheet.