Source: USGS Landsat Program
USGS and NASA personnel reviewed DPAS technical criteria, the preliminary relationship of the GNE design to the requirements, interface designs, integration and test methods, and LMOC programmatic material. Two programmatic requests-for-actions (RFA) were recorded, neither critical to the success of the outcome of the GPDR.
With the GPDR a success, the Ground System can now proceed to the Critical Design Review, which is planned for Fall 2018 – continuing to ensure the Landsat 9 mission remains on schedule for a launch readiness date of December 2020.
Satellites offer a wealth of information pertinent for water and food security. Landsat has long been a foundational piece of the “Space for Ag” initiative.