Lasers in Earth and planetary exploration

Don Scifres, Andrew Weiner, Paul Corkum, Nasser Peyghambarian

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Laser have been a tool of the space programs of the world for accomplishing a variety of engineering and scientific objectives. Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) and NEAR spacecraft, which carries a laser ranger (NLR) represent a new class of active remote sensing instruments for conducting science in the solar system. These instruments determine the formation, dynamics and evolution of the planets, and even the solar system itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 3 1998May 8 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Quantum Electronics Conference
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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