The Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument for the MESSENGER Mission

@article{Cavanaugh2007TheML,
  title={The Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument for the MESSENGER Mission},
  author={John Cavanaugh and James C. Smith and Xiaoli Sun and Arlin E. Bartels and Luis Ramos-Izquierdo and Danny Krebs and Jan F. McGarry and Raymond Trunzo and Anne Marie Novo-Gradac and Jamie Britt and Jeremy Karsh and Richard Katz and Alan Lukemire and Richard Szymkiewicz and Daniel L. Berry and Joseph P. Swinski and Gregory A. Neumann and Maria T. Zuber and David E. Smith},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={131},
  pages={451-479}
}
Abstract The Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) is one of the payload science instruments on the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission, which launched on August 3, 2004. The altimeter will measure the round-trip time of flight of transmitted laser pulses reflected from the surface of the planet that, in combination with the spacecraft orbit position and pointing data, gives a high-precision measurement of surface topography referenced to Mercury’s center… 
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