ILRS Virtual International Workshop on Laser Ranging 2023
October 16-20, 2023

This year, due to unforeseen circumstances, we are not able to hold the Specialized International Workshop on Laser Raging in Arequipa, Peru as planned. However, we do think it will be advantageous to give the community an opportunity to get together to discuss updates on pertinent topics, and exchange ideas. Sessions are being organized primarily around invited talks, but presentations on new concepts and new technologies are welcome.

On this Workshop, we will focus on new materials and new results.

Program Organizing Committee:
Michael Pearlman, ILRS Central Bureau Director
Claudia Carabajal, ILRS Central Bureau Secretary
Matt Wilkinson, Networks and Engineering Standing Committee Co-Chair
José Rodriguez, Missions Standing Committee Co-Chair
Robert Sherwood, Missions Standing Committee Co-Chair
Michael Steindorfer, Space Debris Study Group Chair
Emiliano Cordelli, European Space Agency (ESA) Space Debris Study Group
Clément Courde, LLR and Transponders Standing Committee Chair
Nicholas Colmenares, LLR and Transponders Standing Committee
Stephen Merkowitz, LLR and Transponders Standing Committee
Mathis Bloßfeld, Analysis Standing Committee Co-Chair
David Sarrocco, Analysis Standing Committee
Frank Lemoine, NASA ILRS Central Bureau
Jeff Dorman, NASA Networks Manager

Program topics will include:

  • Science & Applications
  • New technology/Systems, Barometers, automation, safety, etc.
  • Operations
  • Analysis, including available analysis tools, error modeling, etc.
  • Space Debris
  • Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR)

(15 minutes at the end of each session will be dedicated to discussion)

Monday, October 16th, VIWLR Opening Rremarks, logistics, etc., 12:00 UTC-12:15 UTC (08:00-08:15 AM EDT)

Monday, October 16th, "Scientific analysis of SLR observation: past, current and future challenges and possibilities", 12:15 UTC-14:15 UTC (08:15-10:15 AM EDT)

Tuesday, October 17th, "New Technology and Operations", 12:30 -15:25 UTC (8:30-11:25 AM EDT)

Wednesday, Octobber 18th, "Lunar Laser Ranging and Transponders", 13:40 - 16:00 UTC (10:00-12:00 AM EDT)

Thursday, October 19th, "Missions and Applications Session", 12:00 -14:20 UTC (8:00-10:20 AM EDT)

Friday, October 20th, "Space Debris Session", 12:00-14:00 UTC (8:00-10:00 AM EDT)

Friday, October 20th, "VIWLR Closing Remarks", 14:00-14:15 UTC (10:15-10:30 AM EDT)

2023 Virtual International Workshop on Laser Ranging (IWLR) Program at a glance:
program at a glance

There are no registration fees.

Registration is now closed.

Invitations for the Virtual Sessions using Microsoft Teams will be sent to registrants.

We look forward to your participation!