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  The BepiColombo Laser Altimeter

Thomas, N., Hussmann, H., Spohn, T., Lara, L. M., Christensen, U. R., Affolter, M., et al. (2021). The BepiColombo Laser Altimeter. Space Science Reviews, 217: 25. doi:10.1007/s11214-021-00794-y.

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Thomas, N., Author
Hussmann, H., Author
Spohn, T., Author
Lara, L. M., Author
Christensen, Ulrich R.1, Author              
Affolter, M., Author
Bandy, T., Author
Beck, T., Author
Chakraborty, S., Author
Geissbuehler, U., Author
Gerber, M., Author
Ghose, K., Author
Gouman, J., Author
HosseiniArani, S., Author
Kuske, K., Author
Peteut, A., Author
Piazza, D., Author
Rieder, M., Author
Servonet, A., Author
Althaus, C., Author
Behnke, T., AuthorGwinner, K., AuthorHüttig, C., AuthorKallenbach, Reinald1, Author              Lichopoj, A., AuthorLingenauber, K., AuthorLötzke, H.-G., AuthorLüdicke, F., AuthorMichaelis, H., AuthorOberst, J., AuthorSchrödter, R., AuthorStark, A., AuthorSteinbrügge, G., AuthorTogno, S. del, AuthorWickhusen, K., AuthorCastro, J. M., AuthorHerranz, M., AuthorRodrigo, J., AuthorPerplies, Henry1, Author              Weigel, T., AuthorSchulze-Walewski, S., AuthorBlum, S., AuthorCasciello, A., AuthorRugi-Grond, E., AuthorCoppoolse, W., AuthorRech, M., AuthorWeidlich, K., AuthorLeikert, T., AuthorHenkelmann, R., AuthorTrefzger, B., AuthorMetz, B., Author more..
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1Department Planets and Comets, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society, ou_1832288              

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 Abstract: The BepiColombo Laser Altimeter (BELA) is the first European laser altimeter constructed for interplanetary flight. BELA uses a 50 mJ pulsed Nd:YAG laser operating at 10 Hz with a 20 cm aperture receiver to perform the ranging. The instrument also uses a digital approach for range detection and pulse analysis. The ranging accuracy is expected to be better than 2 metres and ∼20 cm in optimum conditions. With the given, only slightly elliptical, orbit, BELA should return a consistent data set for the most if not all of the planet. The instrument is required to function in an extreme environment with the thermal issues being particularly demanding. Novel solutions have been taken to resolve these issues. BELA is described in detail and its predicted performance outlined on the basis of pre-flight testing.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/s11214-021-00794-y
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Title: Space Science Reviews
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Source Genre: Journal
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Publ. Info: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 217 Sequence Number: 25 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 0038-6308
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925446718