Financial support for the development of ABLE was provided in part by the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana and by Programma Nazionale Ricerche in Antartide. The competent collaboration of personnel of Myasischev Design Bureau and of the Italian Air Force at Pratica di Mare airport is acknowledged, as well as the support of ENEA for the environmental tests carried out at the Casaccia Laboratory. Thanks are also due to Antonio Febo for eye safety tests, to Giuseppe Puccetti for advice, and to Leopoldo Stefanutti for organizing the Airborne Polar Experiment.
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