Could Lidar take to space?

04/21/2014 | AviationWeek.com

The High-Altitude Lidar Operational Experiment program generates 3D, high-resolution mapping of Afghanistan, according to National Reconnaissance Office Director Betty Sapp. While she did not say NRO has Lidar sensors in orbit, she said the agency test-flew payloads for satellites in applications in Afghanistan and Africa. The system can map 50% of Afghanistan in about three months, according to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Arati Prabhakar.

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