Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) Successfully Completes Operational Readiness Review (ORR)

The IXPE Project successfully completed its ORR 10/12-13/21 at Ball Aerospace in Boulder, CO. The IXPE Standing Review Board (SRB) approved IXPE to proceed with preparations for shipment to KSC and final launch processing and with preparations for Key Decision Point-E.  IXPE has met all ORR success criteria to proceed: hardware and software are ready to fly; Operations team is well trained and continuing preparation; Nonconformance Reports are closed, the residual risks acceptable; and the Phase E budget is adequate.  The IXPE Mission Readiness Review (MRR)/pre-KDPE Center Management Council (CMC) is scheduled for 11/8/21.

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