Laser ranging to the lost Lunokhod 1 reflector

  title={Laser ranging to the lost Lunokhod 1 reflector},
  author={T. W. Murphy and Eric George Adelberger and James B. R. Battat and Charles D. Hoyle and N. H. Johnson and R. J. Mcmillan and Eric L. Michelsen and Christopher W. Stubbs and H. Erik Swanson},
Abstract In 1970, the Soviet Lunokhod 1 rover delivered a French-built laser reflector to the Moon. Although a few range measurements were made within three months of its landing, these measurements—and any that may have followed—are unpublished and unavailable. The Lunokhod 1 reflector was, therefore, effectively lost until March of 2010 when images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) provided a positive identification of the rover and determined its coordinates with uncertainties of… Expand

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