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Satellite laser ranging
Author(s): J. Pereira Osorio
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Paper Abstract

Laser ranging to satellites is one of the most precise methods for positio ning on the surface of the Earth. Reference is made to the need for precise posi tioning and to the improvement brought by the use of space techniques. Satellite Laser Ranging system is then described and in view of the high precision of the results derived from its measurements comments are made to some of the more important applications: high precision networks tectonic plate motion polar motion and earth''s rotation. Finally plans for system improvement in the near future are also presented.

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Date Published: 1 March 1992
PDF: 28 pages
Proc. SPIE 1524, Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences, (1 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57731
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J. Pereira Osorio, Univ. do Porto (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1524:
Bioptics: Optics in Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences
Anna Maria Verga Scheggi; Oliverio D.D. Soares, Editor(s)

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