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Laser Retroreflector Array (LRA)

NSSDCA ID: 2008-032A-04

Mission Name: Jason 2


LRA is a Laser Retroreflector Array and provides a target for laser ranging. It is a reflector on-board Jason 2 (and many other satellites) for altitude determination under the ILRS (International Laser Ranging Service) program. The reflector consists of nine quartz surfaces.

Alternate Names

  • Jason2/LRA
  • LRA


  • Earth Science: Geophysics/Geodesy

Additional Information

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