RE: Laser retroreflectors on recent NOSS?

From: Dale Ireland (direland@drdale.com)
Date: Fri Aug 27 2010 - 17:24:23 UTC

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    I wonder how powerful of a green laser would be needed to see a reflection? 
    I have a 500mw green laser.
    Do you know the power and wavelength of the Navy ranging lasers?
    Dale 
    
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    > From: seesat-l-bounces+direland=drdale.com@satobs.org 
    > [mailto:seesat-l-bounces+direland=drdale.com@satobs.org] On 
    > Behalf Of Allen Thomson
    > Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 9:31 AM
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    > Subject: Laser retroreflectors on recent NOSS?
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    > 
    > 
    > I just came across a paper(*) that, viewed at the right 
    > angle, suggests that at least some of the more recent NOSS 
    > satellites carry laser retroreflectors (corner cubes).  These 
    > may be used for precision orbit determination, with one laser 
    > being on the grounds of the Naval Research Laboratory's 
    > Midway Research Center at 38.49921 N, 77.37109 W.
    > 
    > I'm not sure if the retroreflectors, even if present, would 
    > produce any visible effect under ordinary conditions, but it 
    > might be something to look for. 
    > 
    > 
    > (*) http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA334920&Locat
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