Role of lunar laser ranging in realization of terrestrial, lunar, and ephemeris reference frames

  title={Role of lunar laser ranging in realization of terrestrial, lunar, and ephemeris reference frames},
  author={Dmitry Pavlov},
  journal={Journal of Geodesy},
  • D. Pavlov
  • Published 19 November 2019
  • Physics
  • Journal of Geodesy
Three possible applications of lunar laser ranging to space geodesy are studied. First, the determination of daily Earth orientation parameters (UT0 and variation of latitude) is rarely used nowadays in the presence of all-year VLBI, SLR, and GNSS data. The second application is the determination of two (out of three) lunar orientation parameters, i.e., daily corrections to the rotational ephemeris of the Moon. It may be of importance for future lunar satellite-based navigational systems. The… 

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