RE: Laser retroreflectors on recent NOSS? (and lageos)

From: Dale Ireland (direland@drdale.com)
Date: Fri Aug 27 2010 - 21:01:16 UTC

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    Hi
    Thanks for the info
    
    I visited the LAGEOS station on Huahine, French Polynesia while chasing
    Halley's comet in 1986 and they were using a red laser, not sure what they
    use now.
    
    The laser in the room below the scopes
    http://www.drdale.com/temp/lageoslaser.jpg
    
    The scopes
    http://www.drdale.com/temp/lageosscope.jpg
    The scope on the left is firing the laser at LAGEOS-1 as I remember
    
    Has anyone seen the LAGEOS 1? It is 5000km out and only 2ft across with
    corner reflectors. Made of depleted Uranium it weighs half a ton and will
    not decay for 8.4 million years.
    
    Dale
    
    
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