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The design and construction of a prototype lateral-transfer retro-reflector for inter-satellite laser ranging

Ward, Robert; Fleddermann, Roland; Francis, Suzanne; Mow-Lowry, C.; Wuchenich, Danielle; Elliot, Mary M.; Gilles, F.; Herding, M.; Nicklaus, K.; Brown, J.; Burke, J.; Dligatch, S.; Farrant, David; Green, K.; Seckold, J.; Blundell, Mark; Brister, R.; Smith, Craig; Danzmann, Karsten; Heinzel, G.; Schutze, D.; Sheard, Benjamin; Klipstein, William; McClelland, David; Shaddock, Daniel


The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission, launched in 2002, is nearing an end, and a continuation mission (GRACE Follow-on) is on a fast-tracked development. GRACE Follow-on will include a laser ranging interferometer technology demonstrator, which will perform the first laser interferometric ranging measurement between separate spacecraft. This necessitates the development of lightweight precision optics that can operate in this demanding environment. In particular, this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/31/9/095015


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