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Satellite and lunar laser ranging in infrared
Author(s): Clement Courde; Jean-Marie Torre; Etienne Samain; Gregoire Martinot-Lagarde; Mourad Aimar; Dominique Albanese; Nicolas Maurice; Hervé Mariey; Hervé Viot; Pierre Exertier; Agnes Fienga; Vishnu Viswanathan
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Paper Abstract

We report on the implementation of a new infrared detection at the Grasse lunar laser ranging station and describe how infrared telemetry improves the situation. We present our first results on the lunar reflectors and show that infrared detection permits us to densify the observations and allows measurements during the new and the full moon periods. We also present the benefit obtained on the ranging of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites and on RadioAstron which have a very elliptic orbit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10229, Photon Counting Applications 2017, 102290K (15 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270573
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Clement Courde, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Jean-Marie Torre, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Etienne Samain, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Gregoire Martinot-Lagarde, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Mourad Aimar, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Dominique Albanese, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Nicolas Maurice, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Hervé Mariey, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Hervé Viot, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Pierre Exertier, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Agnes Fienga, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)
Vishnu Viswanathan, Univ. Côte d'Azur, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10229:
Photon Counting Applications 2017
Ivan Prochazka; Roman Sobolewski; Ralph B. James, Editor(s)

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