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's Earth
System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) Program, a series of missions
designed to examine critical issues in Earth system science.