CEOS Instrument: Laser Retroreflector Array

Agencies: NASA [Primary]
Missions: Topex-Poseidon
 OSTM (Jason-2)
Type:Laser retroreflector
Description:Baseline tracking data for precision orbit determination and/or geodesy. Also for calibration of radar altimeter bias. Several types used on various missions. (ASI involved in LAGEOS 2 development)
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: N/A
Wavebands: N/A
Technology: Laser retroreflector
Description: Mirrors (generally cube corners) to reflect laser beams sent to the satellite by ground laser-equipped sites during positioning sessions. Applicable only in LEO.

Measurement List:

  Gravity field
  Ocean dynamic topography

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CEOS Systems Engineering Office (SEO)

CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18