CALIPSO is a
collaboration between NASA Langley Research CENTER (LaRC),
the French space agency CNES, Hampton University, the
Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) and Ball Aerospace &
Technologies Corp. The primary roles and contributions of these partners can be found
at http://www-calipso.larc.nasa.gov/ .
This mission is part of NASA.
As part of NASA's Earth System Enterprise, this is a series
of missions designed to examine critical issues in Earth