ILRS VIrtual World Tour 2021
Due to the COVID 19, we have had to postpone our laser workshops, our annual seminal events, in 2020 and 2021. The ILRS again wishes to provide the opportunity for our worldwide community to meet, at least virtually, and share. Following the success of the Virtual World Tour last year, we will hold another Virtual World Tour between October 25-29, 2021, to virtually visit 5 stations in 5 days, stopping at Herstmonceux (UK), Wetzell (DE), Mendeleevo (RU), Shanghai (PRC), Monument Peak (USA).
We are happy to report the updates on this year’s “ILRS Virtual World Tour”. In addition to the virtual visits to the stations (~120 min), short special add-on sessions (30-60 min) are planned with the help of the Standing Committee Chairs. We look forward to seeing you in the last week of October!
Schedule (tentative; in UTC):Monday, October 25 12:00 Opening session with reports from ILRS CB and Geodetic Community 12:45 Virtual Tour of Herstmonceux, UK Tuesday, October 26 13:00 Virtual Tour of Wettzell, Germany 15:00 Special Session on Network & Engineering, LLR and Space Debris Ranging Wednesday, October 27 13:00 Virtual Tour of Mendeleevo, Russia 15:00 Special Session on Analysis Thursday, October 28 06:00 Virtual Tour of Shanghai, China 08:00 Special Session on Missions (1) Friday, October 29 16:00 Virtual Tour of Monument Peak, USA 18:00 Special Session on Data Format and Missions (2), and Closing
Logistics:Microsoft Teams will be used for all of these sessions. The Third Circular will be issued later with details on registration.
ILRS Virtual World Tour 2021 Organizers:Claudia Carabajal/SSAI, Inc @ NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA Evan Hoffman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA Igor Ignatenko/VNIIFTRI, Russia Jason Laing/Peraton NSGN Operations Lead, USA Toshimichi Otsubo/Hitotsubashi University, Japan (Chair) Michael Pearlman/Center for Astrophysics, USA Ulrich Schreiber/Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, Germany Zhang Zhongping/Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China