Data Centers

Currently, ILRS data centers archive SLR and LLR data (normal points and full-rate), predictions, and products derived from these data (e.g., site positions and velocities).

These data and products are available through anonymous ftp or the web from the global data centers CDDIS and EDC. Below is a table of these data centers along with accessibility information.

Category CDDIS EDC
Node Name cddis.nasa.gov edc.dgfi.tum.de
FTP   ftp://edc.dgfi.tum.de/
https https://cddis.nasa.gov/archive/  
Contact Patrick Michael
benjamin.p.michael @ nasa.gov
Christian Schwatke
christian.schwatke @ tum.de
WWW http://cddis.gsfc.nasa.gov/Data_and_Derived_Products/

NOTICE: It is important that you acknowledge the ILRS in your papers and presentations that rely on SLR and results. Please reference the following citation:

Pearlman, M.R., Noll, C.E., Pavlis, E.C. et al. (2019). "The ILRS: approaching 20 years and planning for the future". Journal of Geodesy, 93, 2161–2180. DOI: 10.1007/s00190-019-01241-1

We would also request that users acknowledge the information resources of the ILRS (e.g. the ILRS data centers) with the following citation, if users access ILRS data or products from the NASA CDDIS or the EDC. Please reference the following citation:

Noll, C.E., Ricklefs, R., Horvath, J. et al. (2019). "Information resources supporting scientific research for the international laser ranging service". Journal of Geodesy, 93, 2211–2225. DOI:10.1007/s00190-018-1207-2

Furthermore, please include SLR as a keyword in your papers. The SLR community relies on these acknowledgments and references to strengthen its requests for continued support from its funding organizations. The Central Bureau asks that you provide a link to and/or bibliographic reference of any SLR/LLR-related papers or presentations.

ILRS email exploder: ilrs-dc @ lists.nasa.gov