Processing 20 years of SLR observations to GNSS satellites

Sosnica, Krzysztof Jakub; Dach, Rolf; Thaller, Daniela; Jäggi, Adrian; Beutler, Gerhard; Arnold, Daniel (2014). Processing 20 years of SLR observations to GNSS satellites. Proceedings of the 19th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Celebrating 50 Year of SLR: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future.

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We process 20 years of SLR observations to GPS and GLONASS satellites using the reprocessed 3-day and 1-day microwave orbits provided by the Center for Orbit Determination in Europe (CODE) for the period 1994-2013. We study the dependency of the SLR residuals on the type, size, and a number of corner cubes in satellite laser reflector arrays (LRA). We show that the mean SLR residuals and the RMS of residuals depend on the coating of LRA and the block or type of GNSS satellites. The SLR mean residuals are also a function of the equipment used at SLR stations including detector types and detecting modes.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy

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Sosnica, Krzysztof Jakub, Dach, Rolf, Thaller, Daniela, Jäggi, Adrian, Beutler, Gerhard, Arnold, Daniel


500 Science > 520 Astronomy




Pierre Fridez

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01 May 2015 14:41

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05 Dec 2022 14:46




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