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ILRS logo New SLR Analysis Center: CNES, France Release Date: 04/03/2024 The ILRS welcomes the new Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) Analysis Center.

CNES has been successfully validated as ILRS Analysis Centers. The validation was performed by the ASI Combination Center for all the routine ILRS standard products (thanks to Antonio Basoni).

As stated by the ILRS terms of Reference: β€œThe ACs provide, at a minimum, daily-resolution Earth orientation parameters, weekly-averaged station coordinates and satellite orbits, on a daily basis, as well as other products, required by the IERS.”

The contact points are:
Dr. Franck Reinquin    Franck.Reinquin@cnes.fr
Dr. Adrian Baños-Garcia    abanos-garcia@groupcls.com

image of the city of Kunming, China The 23rd International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Kunming - China, Oct.20th–26th, 2024 Release Date: 03/11/2024 The Yunnan Observatories and the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) are pleased to announce that the 23rd International Workshop on Laser Ranging will be held in Kunming, China during 20-26 October 2024.

image of the city of Kunming, China

More details can be found in the workshop website online with the link below:


We look forward to your participation!

photo of Dr. Manuel Catalan Morollon Passing of Spanish Navy Observatory researcher Dr. Manuel Catalán Morollón Release Date: 01/12/2024 We are sad to report that Spanish Navy Observatory researcher Dr. Manuel Catalán Morollón passed away on December 12 after a bout with cancer. Dr. Morollón, as leader of the San Fernando SLR Station, spearheaded the recent modernization of the SLR system to improve performance. He was a very active researcher in several Earth Science disciplines; he was dedicated to his work and remained active right up until the end. He was a strong supporter of ILRS and a good friend. He will be greatly missed.

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