Published in Medical Device Business Week, October 7th, 2009
The first laser ranging effort to track a spacecraft beyond low-Earth orbit on a daily basis produces distance measurements accurate to about four inches (10 centimeters). For comparison, the microwave stations tracking LRO measure its range to a precision of about 65 feet (20 meters).
"Current lunar maps are not as accurate as we'll need to return people safely to the moon," said Ronald Zellar of NASA...
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