$94 Million for LiDAR

If you are thinking that is a mighty expensive LiDAR I would have to agree, but it is going to be used on the Space Station. NASA recently announced that they will be contracting with the University of Maryland for a new LiDAR sensor that will be deployed by the end of the decade to study the earth’s climate by monitoring the structure of forest canopies.

Part of the Earth System Science Pathfinder program, these Earth Venture investigations are regarded as small, targeted science projects that complement NASA’s typically much larger research missions.


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