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The AFCRL Lunar Laser Experiment

Show simple item record Hunt, Mahlon S. 2017-08-09T14:44:25Z 2017-08-09T14:44:25Z 1974
dc.identifier.other 31111000616381
dc.description.abstract Instrumentation for the AFCRL lunar laser experiment was developed specifically for lunar laser ranging. Jointly supported by NASA and AFCRL, the experiment fulfilled the scientific objective of ranging to lunar retroreflectors using telescope optics of only moderate aperture. Returned laser signals were detected from Apollo 11 and Apollo 15 retroreflectors. Because of the historical significance and the continued scientific interest in lunar laser ranging, this report documents AFCRL participation in the lunar laser optical ranging experiment. Emphasis is placed on the development of instrumentation. The formation operation, and termination of the AFCRL Lunar Laser Observatory are included. A system suitable for the continuation of this experiment was developed and tested.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Mahlon S. Hunt.
dc.description.tableofcontents Introduction/background -- The experiment -- Retroreflector targets -- Observing sites -- Telescope optics -- System instrumentation -- Data acquisition -- Summary -- Catalina observations and events.
dc.format.extent 96 pages
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Terrestrial Sciences Laboratory. Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Instrumentation papers ; 211
dc.relation.ispartofseries AFCRL-TR (Series) ; 74-0005
dc.subject.lcsh Lunar laser ranging
dc.title The AFCRL Lunar Laser Experiment
dc.title.alternative Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories Lunar Laser Experiment

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