Development of a Sodium LiDAR for Spaceborne Missions

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  • TBMG-27055
Published June 01, 2017 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Laser and electro-optic technologies are under development to remotely measure sodium (Na) by adapting existing LiDAR technology with spaceflight heritage. The developed instrumentation will serve as the core for planning a heliophysics mission targeted to study the composition and dynamics of Earth's mesosphere based on a spaceborne LiDAR that will measure the mesospheric Na layer.