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Reformatted NASA Laser Corner Reflector Data


Availability: Data Accessible Elsewhere

Time span: 1975-04-01 to 1977-06-10


This data set consists of preprocessed geodetic laser observations. These observations were obtained by the GSFC Laser Network, which also included affiliated military laser tracking stations and, in the case of GEOS-C and LAGEOS, laser ranging data from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Raw laser data, containing data from the BE-C, GEOS-A, -B, and -C, Starlette and LAGEOS satellites, were received weekly by the Goddard Optical Research Facility, which then prepared a preprocessed data tape for NSSDC. Parameters for each observation include satellite ID, station number, UT, preprocessing report number, and GMT of observation. The laser data tape are multifiled with each file containing data for one satellite. The tapes are in IBM interal binary format, and a program is available to convert these tapes into BCD.

Alternate Names

  • Reformatted NASA Laser Data


  • Earth Science: Geophysics/Geodesy


  • 65-032A-03C
  • 65-089A-02G
  • 68-002A-02C

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Chris C. StephanidesData ProviderNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Mr. David EdgeGeneral ContactNASA Goddard Space Flight
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