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Goldstone solar system radarInformation is provided about physical nature planetary surfaces and their topography as well as dynamical properties such as orbits and spin states using ground based radar as a remote sensing tool. Accessible targets are the terrestrial planets: the Earth's Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars, the outer planets rings and major moons, and many transient objects such as asteroids and comets. Data acquisition utilizes the unique facilities of the Goldstone Deep Space Network, occasionally the Arecibo radar, and proposed use of the VLA (very large array).
Document ID
19870002976
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jurgens, R. F. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Clark, P. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Goldstein, R. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ostro, S. J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Slade, M. A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Thompson, T. W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Saunders, R. S. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Reports of Planetary Astronomy, 1985
Subject Category
COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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