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Geodesy: Foundation for exploring the planets, the solar system and beyond

  • J. F. Zumberge
  • J. S. Border
  • V. Dehant
  • W. M. Folkner
  • D. L. Jones
  • T. Martin-Mur
  • J. Oberst
  • J. G. Williams
  • X. Wu
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The utility of a Global Geodetic Observing System is not limited to our home planet, but also extends to scientific studies of the planets and their moons (including our own Moon), observations beyond the solar system, and the exploration of space in general. Examples of the first two of these include Planetary Geodesy and Radio Science, where the GGOS infrastructure is a requirement for making and interpreting measurements for these sciences; we include a section on each.

Keywords

Radio Source Polar Motion Tracking Station Terrestrial Planet Earth Orientation Parameter 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Zumberge
    • 1
  • J. S. Border
    • 1
  • V. Dehant
    • 2
  • W. M. Folkner
    • 1
  • D. L. Jones
    • 1
  • T. Martin-Mur
    • 1
  • J. Oberst
    • 3
  • J. G. Williams
    • 1
  • X. Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.Royal Observatory of BelgiumBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.German Aerospace CenterInstitute of Planetary ResearchBerlinGermany

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