Accession Number:

ADA291019

Title:

The Laser Ranging of Etalon Satellites.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a summary of the laser ranging of 2 geodynamics satellites Etalon launched by the USSR, observed by the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. From April to December of 1990, data of laser ranging of totally 73 passes were obtained, among which a maximum of 4,256 ranging data have been recorded in each pass, and the ranging distances sometimes exceeded 20,000 km. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE