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Successful Mission Readiness Review Paves the Way for KDP-E

By September 20, 2016Uncategorized

The SAGE III/ISS Project successfully completed its Mission Readiness Review at NASA’s Langley Research Center on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The LaRC Center Management Council (CMC) approved SAGE III to proceed with preparations for final launch processing and with preparations for Key Decision Point-E. SAGE III has met all of the criteria to proceed: hardware and software are ready to fly; Operations team is well trained and prepared; Standing Review Board’s rating of the Operational Readiness Review success criteria is green across the board, all verifications are complete, Nonconformance Reports are closed, and the residual risks acceptable; the Phase E budget is adequate. KDP-E is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

The project is continuing to move forward with planned reviews as the launch date is assessed following the recent SpaceX anomaly (read more here: