A UK-Japan joint paper is now published. This study tackled one of the largest unsolved issues in geodesy: TRF Scale. Thank you José, great achievement.
Authors: José Rodríguez, Graham Appleby and Toshimichi Otsubo Title: Upgraded modelling for the determination of centre of mass corrections of geodetic SLR satellites: impact on key parameters of the terrestrial reference frame Journal of Geodesy (available online on 16 Nov 2019) https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00190-019-01315-0
A new study on Japanese Geodetic Satellite Ajisai, led by Dr D Kucharski, has just been published online. Using a photometry observation system in Graz, Austria, the reflectivity of Ajisai surface could be very precisely monitored. Otsubo is one of the coauthors.
Authors: D. Kucharski, G. Kirchner, T. Otsubo, H. Kunimori, M. K. Jah, F. Koidl, J. C. Bennett, H-C Lim, P. Wang, M. Steindorfer, K. Sośnica
Title: Hypertemporal photometric measurement of spaceborne mirrors specular reflectivity for Laser Time Transfer link model
Journal: Advances in Space Research (Available online 28 May 2019)