Accession Number : ADA291019

Title :   The Laser Ranging of Etalon Satellites.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Tan, De-Tong ; Yang, Fu-Min

PDF Url : ADA291019

Report Date : 04 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This paper presents a summary of the laser ranging of 2 geodynamics satellites Etalon launched by the USSR, observed by the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. From April to December of 1990, data of laser ranging of totally 73 passes were obtained, among which a maximum of 4,256 ranging data have been recorded in each pass, and the ranging distances sometimes exceeded 20,000 km. (MM)

Descriptors :   *LASER BEAMS, *OPTICAL INTERFEROMETERS, *SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, USSR, TRANSLATIONS, RANGE FINDING, CHINA, RECONNAISSANCE SATELLITES, CHINESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE