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ILRS logoPlanning for the 2019 ILRS Technical Workshop has begunRelease Date: 02/12/2019 Planning for the 2019 ILRS Technical Workshop has begun! We ask that you mark your calendars and reserve the date for the next gathering of the ILRS community:

Dates: October 21-25, 2019
Location: Stuttgart, Germany

The workshop will be sponsored by the DLR in Stuttgart, Germany. The program committee is actively working on the defining the theme and session topics for the workshop while the local organizers are planning the workshop logistics. The first circular for the workshop will be issued in the very near future.

We hope you will consider attending the workshop!

ILRS logoILRS Governing Board for the 2019-2020 termRelease Date: 02/11/2019 The ILRS Governing Board is pleased to announce that the election of the two Board-appointed members to the ILRS Governing Board has been completed. We were fortunate to have had many qualified candidates participate in the election process. The members of the ILRS Governing Board have elected Ulli Schreiber (Technische Universität München) and Krzysztof Sośnica (Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences) to these two positions.

Thus, the 18 members of the ILRS Governing Board for the 2019-2020 term are:

Director of the Central Bureau:
Secretary of the Central Bureau:
Representative of IAG Commission 1:
IERS Representative:
EUROLAS Network Representatives:
NASA Network Representatives:
WPLTN Representatives:

Analysis Representatives:
LLR Representative:
Data Center Representative:
At-Large Representatives:

Board Appointed Representatives:
Mike Pearlman (appointed)

Carey Noll (appointed)

Urs Hugentobler (appointed)
Daniela Thaller (appointed)
Pippo Bianco, Georg Kirchner
Jan McGarry, Stephen Merkowitz
James Bennett, Zhang Zhongping
Cinzia Luceri, Erricos Pavlis
Jean-Marie Torre
Christian Schwatke

Toshi Otsubo (Chair), Matt Wilkinson
Ulli Schreiber, Krzysztof Sośnica
Once again, congratulations to the newly-elected representatives and thank you to all the excellent candidates who participated in the ILRS Governing Board elections.

ILRS logoNew guidelines for missions seeking ILRS support for SLR trackingRelease Date: 02/04/2019 The ILRS Missions Standing Committee (MSC) and Governing Board have recently approved new guidelines for missions seeking ILRS support for SLR tracking. Mission contacts should consult the "Guidelines for Submitting an ILRS New Mission Support Request" documentation prior to submitting a completed ILRS Missions Support Request to the ILRS Central Bureau.

ILRW LogoProceedings website for the 21st International Workshop on Laser Ranging now availableRelease Date: 11/27/2018 The proceedings website for the 21st International Workshop on Laser Ranging, held November 05-09 in Canberra Australia is now available with links to presentations, posters, and papers. Summary information is also available at the website.

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