Courtesy of ASI
LARES will achieve important measurements in gravitational physics, General Relativity, space geodesy and geodynamics, in particular, together with the LAGEOS-1 and LAGEOS-2 satellites and with the GRACE models, it will provide a very accurate determination of the Earth gravitomagnetic field and of the Lense-Thirring effect.
The LARES satellites is covered with 92 uncoated cube corner reflectors made from Suprasil 311. Each cube measures: height=27.889 mm diameter=38.10 mm.
|Expected Life:||Many decades|
|Satellite Catalog (NORAD) Number:||38077|
|Satellite Radius:||182 mm|
|Reflectors:||92 corner cubes|
|Size of Reflector:||38.10 mm diameter|