Accession Number:

AD0724735

Title:

A Lunar Laser Reflector Experiment Performed during the Apollo II Moonwalk.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes an experiment to detect a retroreflector array placed on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts by measuring the magnitude of the return of a reflected ruby-laser beam directed at the reflector array before the astronauts left the moon. The Mount Haleakala Observatory on Maui, Hawaii, was in a location such that the moon and the Sea of Tranquillity site on the moon were observable during the moonwalk. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE