Space geodesy 2015-2017
In this research group, we study various space geodetic and astronomical observing techniques covering different wavelengths.
In the project, photographic plates obtained during the Carte du Ciel -project will be digitised and the positions of the stars will be remeasured.
This project studies the capabilities of active satellite laser ranging (SLR) and passive optical (photometric) observations for the characterization of objects orbiting near the Earth, as well as the possible synergies obtained by combining these two methods.
A new VGOS compatible radio telescope system will be built at Metsähovi Fundamental station.
In the ESA-funded StreakDet project, we investigate all-around detection and reduction algorithms applicable to optical observations of satellites and space debris.
We study the use of active and passive optical techniques for monitoring space objects in the near-Earth environment.