THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - LRA (LAGEOS) -
Full Name Laser Retroreflector Array Status Operational
Instrument Agencies ASI Maturity
Instrument Type Precision orbit Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Laser retroreflector Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format -
Measurements and Applications Baseline tracking data for precision geodesy. Also for calibration of radar altimeter bias. Several types used on various missions.
Resolution Summary N/A
Swath Summary N/A
Accuracy Summary 2 cm overhead ranging
Waveband Summary VIS: 400 - 750 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Gravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurementsGravity field 
Gravity gradients 
Crustal plates positioning 
Crustal Motion 
Instrument Missions
LAGEOS-1 - Laser Geodynamics Satellite - 1 (1976 - 2052)
LAGEOS-2 - Laser Geodynamics Satellite - 2 (1992 - 2052)
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