Laser Ranger Retro-Reflector, Apollo

The Laser Ranging Retroreflector is a device that reflects light so that the paths of the reflected rays are parallel to those of the incident rays. Instruments placed on the lunar surface were used in experiments to reflect laser light back to Earth. The reflected light was used to provide precise measurements of the distance between the earth and the moon.

The Bendix Corporation donated this traning unit to the Museum in 1972.

Donated by Bendix Corporation.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bendix Aerospace Systems

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Overall: metal, plastic
Lenses: glass
Dimensions
Overall: 10 13/16 in. tall x 1 ft. 11 1/4 in. wide x 2 ft. 2 3/8 in. deep (27.5 x 59 x 67cm)

The Laser Ranging Retroreflector is a device that reflects light so that the paths of the reflected rays are parallel to those of the incident rays. Instruments placed on the lunar surface were used in experiments to reflect laser light back to Earth. The reflected light was used to provide precise measurements of the distance between the earth and the moon.

The Bendix Corporation donated this traning unit to the Museum in 1972.

Donated by Bendix Corporation.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Bendix Aerospace Systems

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Overall: metal, plastic
Lenses: glass
Dimensions
Overall: 10 13/16 in. tall x 1 ft. 11 1/4 in. wide x 2 ft. 2 3/8 in. deep (27.5 x 59 x 67cm)

ID: A19730063000