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Space Techniques and their Coordination within IAG at Present and in Future

  • Gerhard Beutler
  • Hermann Drewes
  • Christoph Reigber
  • Reinhard Rummel
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 120)

Abstract

In this article we first analyze the performance of international institutions playing a major role in Space Geodesy, where we will primarily focus on those contained in it Section II of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG). The time period considered is that of the years 1995 to 1999, between the XXIst and the XXIInd General Assemblies of the International Association of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).

Based on this analysis we will come up with some recommendations concerning the future of organizations in Space Geodesy. These recommendations are meant to improve the structure of the mentioned organizations and strengthen the collaboration between different branches with the goal to eliminate weaknesses of individual Space Techniques. Also they should give an indication where, according to the authors’ opinion the emphasis in research should lie in the near future.

Keywords

Global Position System Global Navigation Satellite System Terrestrial Reference Frame International VLBI Service Lunar Laser Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Beutler
    • 1
  • Hermann Drewes
    • 2
  • Christoph Reigber
    • 3
  • Reinhard Rummel
    • 4
  1. 1.Astronomisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Deutsches Geodätisches ForschungsinstitutMünchenGermany
  3. 3.GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Kinematik u. Dynamik der ErdePotsdamGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Astronomische und Physikalische GeodäsieTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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