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SPARCLE (Space Readiness Coherent Lidar Experiment)




Also known as EO-2, a flight intended to validate the technologies needed for a space-based lidar system used to measure tropospheric winds. It was to have been carried as a secondary Hitchhiker payload aboard the Space Shuttle but was canceled by NASA in 1999 due to cost overruns.


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