The proposal is directed towards the construction of a micro-pulsed laser for NASA's Lidar Surface Topography (LIST) mission to globally map the topography of the Earth's solid surface with 5 m spatial resolution and 10 cm vertical precision, as well as the height of overlying covers of vegetation, water, snow, and ice. As pointed out by the LIST study findings, the instrument required to meet the LIST objectives far exceeds those of existing space laser altimeter technologies. Onyx Optics' true crystal fiber technology allows achieving the LIST laser source goals but it also represents a proof-of-principle for a whole family of crystal fiber lasers with different dopants than the presently proposed Yb:YAG that operate at 1.6 um (Er:YAG), at 2 um (Tm:YAG and Ho:YAG) or at 940 nm or 1064 nm (Nd:YAG) and frequency converted to 450 500 nm, all with close to diffraction limited beam quality and high pulse energies. These will become superior compact diode pumped sources for a number of NASA missions listed in the solicitation topics. The proposed pulsed crystal fiber technology at various wavelengths is just as applicable as components for Defense lidar as for NASA. It represents a breakthrough capability for diode pumped solid state lasers that also has medical surgical applications in the 2 um region. The outstanding features of high efficiency, high beam quality and compactness translate into lower cost devices that also will meet great interest in the R&D community of universities and National laboratories. Onyx Optics would sell complete laser systems for R&D use as well as crystal fiber components for researchers to develop their own designs and applications. The high efficiency of the proposed laser systems would result in less energy consumption and thereby, at least in a small way, will save electric energy.