The potential effect of the future Russian lunar laser ranging system (LLRS) on the accuracy of lunar ephemerides is discussed. In addition to the LLRS in Altai, several other observatories suitable for the LLRS installation are considered. The variation of accuracy of lunar ephemerides in the process of commissioning of new LLRS stations is estimated by mathematical modeling. It is demonstrated that the error in the determination of certain lunar ephemeris parameters may be reduced by up to 16% after seven years of operation of the Altai LLRS with a nearly optimal observational program.
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Original Russian Text © M.V. Vasilyev, E.I. Yagudina, E.A. Grishin, O.A. Ivlev, I.A. Grechukhin, 2016, published in Astronomicheskii Vestnik, 2016, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 381–387.
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Vasilyev, M.V., Yagudina, E.I., Grishin, E.A. et al. On the accuracy of lunar ephemerides using the data provided by the future Russian lunar laser ranging system. Sol Syst Res 50, 361–367 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0038094616050075