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.

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