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MLRS - A lunar/artificial satellite laser ranging facility at the McDonald ObservatoryExperience from lunar and satellite laser ranging experiments carried out at McDonald Observatory has been used to design the McDonald Laser Ranging Station (MLRS). The MLRS is a dual-purpose installation designed to obtain observations from the LAGEOS satellite and lunar targets. The instruments used at the station include a telescope assembly 0.76 meters in diameter; a Q-switched doubled neodymium YAG laser with a pulse rate of three nanoseconds; and a GaAs photodetector with Fabry-Perot interferometric filter. A functional diagram of the system is provided. The operating parameters of the instruments are summarized in a table.
Document ID
19850060304
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Shelus, P. J. (McDonald Observatory; Texas, University Austin, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume: GE-23
ISSN: 0196-2892
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-3296
Distribution Limits
Public
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