The Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument for the MESSENGER Mission

@article{Cavanaugh2007TheML,
  title={The Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument for the MESSENGER Mission},
  author={J. Cavanaugh and J. Smith and X. Sun and A. Bartels and Luis Ramos-Izquierdo and D. Krebs and J. McGarry and R. Trunzo and A. M. Novo-Gradac and Jamie Britt and J. Karsh and Richard W. Katz and A. Lukemire and R. Szymkiewicz and D. Berry and J. P. Swinski and G. Neumann and M. Zuber and D. Smith},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2007},
  volume={131},
  pages={451-479}
}
  • J. Cavanaugh, J. Smith, +16 authors D. Smith
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Space Science Reviews
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
    160 Citations
    Calibration of the Mercury Laser Altimeter on the MESSENGER Spacecraft
    • Xiaoli Sun, G. Neumann
    • Computer Science, Mathematics
    • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    • 2015
    • 15
    In-flight performance of the Mercury Laser Altimeter laser transmitter
    • 2
    • PDF
    The Radio Frequency Subsystem and Radio Science on the MESSENGER Mission
    • 36
    • PDF
    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Laser Ranging Investigation
    • 97
    • PDF
    Laser Altimeter Observations from MESSENGER's First Mercury Flyby
    • 52
    • PDF
    Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimetry
    • 148
    • PDF
    Spaceborne laser instruments for high-resolution mapping
    • 18
    Measurement of the radius of Mercury by radio occultation during the MESSENGER flybys
    • 17
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 17 REFERENCES
    The Mars Observer laser altimeter investigation
    • 387
    Two-Way Laser Link over Interplanetary Distance
    • 116
    • PDF
    Compact, passively Q-switched Nd:YAG laser for the MESSENGER mission to Mercury.
    • 74
    • PDF
    Mars orbiter laser altimeter: receiver model and performance analysis.
    • 98
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Optical system design and integration of the mercury laser altimeter.
    • 24
    • PDF
    Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Overview: The Instrument Suite and Mission
    • 275
    • PDF
    The MESSENGER mission to Mercury: Scientific objectives and implementation
    • 326
    • PDF
    Topography of the northern hemisphere of Mars from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter.
    • 218
    • PDF
    The Mercury Dual Imaging System on the MESSENGER Spacecraft
    • 203