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What does SLR stand for?

SLR stands for Satellite Laser Ranging

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The iconic image travelled nearly 240,000 miles in digital form from the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging (NGSLR) station at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The group obtained highly accurate measurements of the earth's movement with a technique called satellite laser ranging, which involves bouncing laser beams off the moon and/or an artificial satellite and measuring the time it takes to travel the distance there and back.
CIHAN - SCIENCE TECH NASA SATELLITE LASER : Mathematician Jan McGarry discusses the science and history of Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), her role in developing the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging system, and her career at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
In Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR), these distances are measured by comparing how long it takes for laser light pulses to leave the ground, bounce off a satellite and return to the ground stations.
They demonstrated how the Matera Laser Ranging Observatory in Matera, Italy, used for satellite laser ranging with ultimate precision, can be adapted as a quantum communication receiver to detect single quanta emitted by an orbiting source--in this case a Japanese low-Earth-orbiting satellite.