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Selenodetic Studies

NSSDCA ID: 1967-070A-09

Mission Name: Explorer 35
Principal Investigator:Dr. William M. Kaula


Range and range-rate tracking data of the Explorer 35 satellite as it orbited the Moon were used to obtain selenodetic gravity field information based on the perturbations to the satellite orbit imparted by the lunar mass distribution.

Alternate Names

  • Explorer35/SelenodeticStudies


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    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. William M. KaulaPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, Los Angeles

    Selected References

    • Kaula, W. M., The gravitational field of the moon, Science, 166, No. 3913, doi:10.1126/science.166.3913.1581, Dec. 1969.
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