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Lunar Laser Ranging: A Review

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Andreas Märki
(Submitted on 15 May 2018)

This paper provides an overview of the Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR) experiments. The measurement principle is explained and its theory is derived. Both contributors, the direct reflected light from the retroreflector as well as the scattered light from the lunar surface are considered. The measurement results from the Sixties until 2007 are then compared between different LLR stations and with the theoretical forecast. Only one station measured the expected return signal - that was in 1962.

Comments:    5 pages, 2 figures, 3 tables
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1805.05863 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1805.05863v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Andreas Märki
[v1] Tue, 15 May 2018 15:54:50 GMT (469kb)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.05863

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