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Teams

Numerous members of the OCO-2 team were a part of the original OCO project/team and have been working together for nearly 16 years. After the launch failure of OCO, which resulted in the loss of the mission, team members were committed to seeing the mission fly again, and rebuilding the instrument for the crucial measurements that were needed to answer urgent science questions. As the former project manager, Ralph Basilio, often said to the team, "We have unfinished business."

OCO-2 would not be possible without the expertise, fortitude and commitment from every single member of the team. The organizational charts represent current key staff members at JPL.

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Members of the OCO-2 Mission Team include:
Project Manager: Mark Garcia, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Project Scientist: Mike Gunson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Deputy Project Scientist: Annmarie Elderling, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Science Team Lead: David Crisp, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Science Validation Lead: Greg Osterman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Science Algorithm Lead: Rob Granat, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mission Operations Systems Manager: Kathya Garcia, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Navigation Lead (acting): Mark Garcia, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mission Operations Assurance Manager: Grant Faris, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Science Data Operations System Lead: Cecilia Cheng, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Science Data Applications and Communications Lead: Karen Yuen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Business Manager: Craig Timmins, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Project Resource Analyst: Alice Fong, Jet Propulsion Laboratory