These objectives are achieved through an integrated series of tests and demonstrations performed by the key elements of the system: Observatory, Ground, and Products.
The PLT phase includes the initial instrument outgassing and activation followed by a period of subsystem/instrument performance and operations testing. Activities include subsystems and instruments calibration and trending, subsystems and instruments performance optimization, and Image Navigation and Registration (INR) system startup, performance characterization and operational demonstration.
This talk will highlight instrument performance thus far in PLT. It will also discuss the milestones achieved, initial results, and upcoming testing of instruments and products.