Initially, LRE (Laser Ranging Equipment) was used to evaluate the accuracy of the initial trajectory determination of the H-2A-202 launch vehicle. Subsequently, the satellite was used to verify SLR station performance, as a target for wide dynamic range of transmitting/receiving tests up to geosynchronous orbit for optical communication and SLR, and to evaluate the air drag model using SLR data.
Retroreflector Array Characteristics:
The array consists of 126 cube corners and 24 plate mirrors. There are two kinds of cube corners (fused silica and BK7). Approximate center of mass correction is 210 mm.
|Type / Application:||Geodesy|
|Equipment:||Retrorelector Array and plate mirrors|
|Configuration:||47 cm Sphere|
|Orbit:||272 km × 36215 km, 28.15°|
|LRE||2001-038A||29.08.2001||Ta YLP-1||H-2A-202||with VEP 2|