Combination of GNSS and SLR observations using satellite co-locations

@article{Thaller2011CombinationOG,
  title={Combination of GNSS and SLR observations using satellite co-locations},
  author={Daniela Thaller and Rolf Dach and Manuela Seitz and Gerhard Beutler and Maria Mareyen and Bernd C. Richter},
  journal={Journal of Geodesy},
  year={2011},
  volume={85},
  pages={257-272}
}
Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) observations to Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) satellites may be used for several purposes. On one hand, the range measurement may be used as an independent validation for satellite orbits derived solely from GNSS microwave observations. On the other hand, both observation types may be analyzed together to generate a combined orbit. The latter procedure implies that one common set of orbit parameters is estimated from GNSS and SLR data. We performed such… 

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