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. "Part II: Mission Summaries, 4 Summaries of Recommended Missions." Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007.
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Cost: About $650 million (Stage I demonstration HDWL mission).
Schedule: Stage I, space demonstration of a prototype HDWL in LEO, could take place as early as 2016. Stage II, launch of a fully operational HDWL system, could take place as early as 2022.
Further Discussion: See in Chapter 10 the section “Space-based Measurements of Tropospheric Winds.”
Related Responses to Committee’s RFI: 28, 29, and 78.