On 22 Feb 2017, Otsubo presented “Satellite Laser Ranging as a Geodetic Technique: Current and Future Network” at Onsala Space Observatory Seminar. He had caught a cold, but has recovered just in time.
世界時で年が変わる直前，日本時間では 8:59:59 と 9:00:00 の間に，うるう秒が挿入されました．NICT 小金井にて撮影してきた動画です．
参考： NICT うるう秒案内のページ
On 12 Dec 2016, Otsubo visited the Zimmerwald Optical Ground Station to see its SLR, GNSS and space debris tracking facility, and later visited the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) where he presented “SLR station network: for the near future and the far future” in AIUB Special Seminar. We appreciate the opportunity and the warm hospitality.
On 23 Nov 2016, Otsubo visited Technische Universität München (TUM) and presented “Satellite Laser Ranging Station Network: Simulations and Prospects for the Future” at Kolloquium Satellitennavigation (website). We thank TUM colleagues for this opportunity and the good discussions.
This spring our paper “Effective expansion of satellite laser ranging network to improve global geodetic parameters” was published in Earth, Planets and Space.
Today, 14 Nov 2016, the paper (Otsubo et al. 2016) is picked up on the home page of this journal → Earth, Planets and Space.