An altimeter instrument based on a diode-pumped solid-state pulsed laser has been developed for flight on the Mars observer space-craft in September 1992. The Mars observer laser altimeter (MOLA) is designed to measure the topography of the Martian surface over a two-year period from a 400-km mapping orbit.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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