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The Objectives of the Radioscience Experiment in Luna-Resource and Luna-Glob Space Projects

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

V. D. Gromov, A. S. Kosov (Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow)
(Submitted on 15 Dec 2015)

Two radio-science instruments have included into the Luna-Glob and Luna-Resource projects in the frame of Russian Luna exploration program: the lander's radio beacon and the orbiter's receiver. Three types of experiments are planned: orbital doppler measurements, VLBI interferometry, and Same Beam Interferometry (SBI). An accuracy of acceleration measurements in the Lander-Orbiter experiment coud be about 3-10 mGal. VLBI and SBI measurements of relative landers distancies with accuracy better than millimeters should give a tool for a accuracy improvement in the following scientific tasks: precise determination of orbital and rotational movement of the Earth and the Moon, determination of mass distribution and internal movements in the Moon's interior, check of general relativity effects.

Comments: 2 pages. "The Sixth Moscow Solar System Symposium 6M-S3" (Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russia, October 5-9, 2015), CD-ROM and book of abstracts, pp.43-44 (6MS3-MN-20)
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Cite as: arXiv:1512.04682 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1512.04682v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Vladimir Gromov
[v1] Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:52:30 GMT (151kb)
http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.04682

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