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Title: Lunar science from laser ranging – present and future
Authors: Ratcliff, J. T.
Williams, J. G.
Turyshev, S. G.
Keywords: Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR)
moon core
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2008
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008.
Citation: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, Texas, March 10, 2008.
Abstract: The interior properties of the Moon influence lunar tides and rotation. Three-axis rotation (physical librations) and tides are sensed by tracking lunar landers. The Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) experiment has acquired 38 yr of increasingly accurate ranges from observatories on the Earth to four cornercube retroreflector arrays on the Moon. Lunar Laser Ranging is reviewed in [1]. Recent lunar science results are in [4,5]. In this abstract present LLR capabilities are described followed by future possibilities.
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