Preliminary Design of Korea's First mobile SLR system

  • Published : 2010.04.15


Followed the System Design Review (PDR) of a mobile SLR (Satellite Laser Ranging) system, a successful preliminary design review was finished in 2009. With the completion of this mobile SLR system, KASI (Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute) can perform a series of test observation and calibration/validation procedures. After the operation performance of the whole system reaches the nominal design, a regular scheduled observation will be executed. However, the project has been disturbed by the frequent change of working staff, budget profile, and plan as well as the inexperienced man power. In this study, the contents and the issues of PDR are briefly reviewed and several items of SLR system are suggested. This mobile SLR system will push Korea's Space Geodetic study further and will make us jump to another step to the Space Science in Korea.