The NRL LACE Program
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The Naval Research Laboratorys Low-power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment LACE Program was established to provide and operate a satellite that could carry and support instruments to measure the intensity and distribution of low-energy laser beams transmitted from Earth to image the ultraviolet emission from rocket plumes at high altitudes and to measure the spectrum and distribution of terrestrial neutrons. The satellite was launched on 14 February 1990. It made many successful laser beam measurements collected high-quality emission images from four rocket launches in four attempts and made neutron background measurements almost continuously for 36 months. LACE satellite, Ultraviolet plume instrument, UVPI, Army background experiment, ABE, Low-power atmospheric compensation, Laser, Plumes, Ultraviolet, Neutron background, Rocket plumes.
- Lasers and Masers
- Unmanned Spacecraft