LiDAR and other instruments for stratospheric measurements 

Putting a LiDAR unit into the stratosphere will allow very high-altitude measurements of the ozone layer, Polar Stratospheric Clouds, and stratospheric mountain wave strength. aerosols in the atmosphere from a distance. This data can help to verify global weather forecasting models.

Other instruments are needed to build our stratospheric data collection capacity, including an instrument to measure atmospheric ozone, an instrument to measure the Liquid Water Content of the air, dosimeter system to determine radiation levels.

LiDAR and instruments:  $130,000