Satellite-Dependent System Configuration and Center of Mass (CoM) correction files

Following the work reported in Otsubo and Appleby ("System-dependent centre-of-mass correction for spherical geodetic satellites," Journal of Geophysical Research, 108, B4, 2201, doi:10.1029/2002JB002209, 2003), and by Otsubo, Sherwood, Appleby and Neubert ("Centre of mass corrections for sub-cm-precision laser ranging targets: Starlette, Stella and LARES," in Journal of Geodesy, 89:303–312 doi 10.1007/s00190-014-0776-y, 2014), tables of CoM values for all ILRS stations from the 1980s to present have been produced for LAGEOS, Etalon, Ajisai, Starlette, Stella and LARES. A description of the tables and methodology is given in a paper by Appleby and Otsubo in the proceedings of the LR Workshop number 18, held in Japan in November 2013. Besides the six tables for these six satellites, a short FORTRAN code is supplied to aid their use during laser range data analysis.

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