Hazard Detection Lidar (HDL)
Complementing SPLICE's capabilities is the Hazard Detection Lidar (HDL). This laser-based 3D imaging system meticulously scans surfaces, producing a detailed map of potential landing areas. HDL plays a crucial role in identifying terrain hazards, such as steep inclines and large boulders, ensuring safer landings. Together, SPLICE and HDL not only enhance lunar expeditions but also pave the way for future Mars missions.