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Definitions

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  • n. A retroreflective device or surface.

Etymologies

retro- +‎ reflector (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A retroreflector is a set of three mirrors, each at a perpendicular angle to the others, that will reflect light directly back in the direction from which it came.

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  • The LRR is a small laser retroreflector that is attached to the underside of the satellite, and lasers from a network of tracking stations will be fired at the satellite.

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  • A retroreflector is just a box with mirrors on the inside walls, and one wall missing: a light ray coming in through the missing wall is bounced back in the direction it came from.

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  • The Lunokhod 1 retroreflector was sent aboard the unmanned Luna 17 mission, which landed on the moon November 17, 1970, releasing a robotic rover that roamed the lunar surface.

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  • Using information provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) instrument teams, researchers at the University of California San Diego have successfully pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by bouncing laser signals from Earth to the Russian Lunokhod 1 retroreflector.

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  • Murphy said his team had occasionally looked for the Lunokhod 1 retroreflector over the last two years, but had little chance of finding it until the LRO team produced coordinates based on the recent images of the lander and rover that were good to within 100 meters.

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  • Using information provided by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) instrument teams, researchers at the University of California San Diego successfully pinpointed the location of a long lost light reflector on the lunar surface by bouncing laser signals from Earth to the Russian Lunokhod 1 retroreflector.

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  • The Lunokhod 1 retroreflector was sent aboard the unmanned Luna 17 mission, which landed on the moon Nov. 17, 1970, releasing a robotic rover that roamed the lunar surface.

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  • When the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, they planted retroreflector arrays to make possible the Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment.

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  • NASA will evaluate the performance of its instruments: the advanced microwave radiometer, the Global Positioning System payload, and the laser retroreflector assembly.

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