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ALADIN, the first wind lidar in space: development status
Author(s): Didier Morançais; Laurent Mazuray; Jean-Claude Barthès

Paper Abstract

The Atmospheric LAser Doppler INstrument (ALADIN) is the payload of the ADM-AEOLUS mission, which aims at measuring wind profiles as required by climatology and meteorology users. ALADIN belongs to a new class of Earth Observation payloads and will be the first Wind Lidar in space. The instrument comprises a high energy laser and a direct detection receiver operating on aerosol and molecular backscatter signals in parallel.

ALADIN is now in its final construction stage: the Opto-Structural-Thermal-Model (OSTM) has been completed and successfully tested, mo st of the flight equipments have been delivered and the integration of Flight Model (FM) has started. The Aeolus satellite is developed for the European Space Agency with EADS Astrium as prime contractor for the satellite and the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 1056703 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308091
Show Author Affiliations
Didier Morançais, EADS Astrium (France)
Laurent Mazuray, EADS Astrium (France)
Jean-Claude Barthès, EADS Astrium (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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