May 4, 2016
TEMPO has now passed the Critical Design Reviews for the instrument (June 24-25 at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, CO) and the Ground System (May 3-4 at SAO in Cambridge, MA). The instrument is well on the way to being fabricated and characterized by Ball, with an expected completion and delivery date in mid calendar year 2017. The Ground System, consisting of the Instrument Operations Center and the Science Data Processing Center, located at SAO, will be completed and fully operational in time for the earliest possible launch date, November 2018.
May 6, 2015
It was confirmed by NASA's Science Mission Directorate to continue into Phase C of the project, in which the team completes the design that meets science and measurement requirements, fabricates the instrument, and develops the ground system.