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Monday, January 12, 2004



Canada to Build Mars Lidar System

Lidar System in use on Earth.
Lidar System in use on Earth.
Credit: Scientific Development and Integration
Canadian firms are to build a lidar system for NASA's 2007 mission. Optech Incorporated and MD Robotics, famous for its Canadarm, will construct the laser device to be used in the meteorological station. The system will measure weather conditions and give clues to the movement of water and atmospheric composition, and will help pave the way for a future colonization effort by helping to predict sandstorms.

(More info: Toronto Star)


- posted by Brian @ 20:18 EST