The EnMAP Mission is devided into five phases with respect to the missions progress. Currently, we are in the Mission Preparation Phase where the development of the preliminary design has been successfully finished (Phase B)
Based on the requirements of the scientific user community the technical specifications for the EnMAP mission are defined within a Phase A study. In Phase B the preliminary design has to be developed that delivers the baseline and leads to a preliminary definition of interfaces between the mission segments (Space and Ground Segment). Phase C comprises the development of detailed design of the components of the Space and Ground Segment. In Phase D all mission components are to be verified and validated, full readiness of the ground segment for in-orbit operations has been ensured and utilization for spacecraft in-orbit operations has been authorized. The mission preparation phase will end officially with the countdown of the EnMAP launch.