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retroreflector meaning

Pronunciation:   "retroreflector" in a sentence
  • /ret-rō-rə-flekˈtər or -ri-/
      noun
      A device, placed on a satellite or a celestial object, that reflects light or radiation back to its source
      ORIGIN: retro-

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  1. analysis of reflection property of cube-corner retroreflector with vector expression
  2. This involves bouncing laser beams off a retroreflector on the Moon.
  3. In both cases, laser pulses were returned from the Lunokhod 1 retroreflector.
  4. This allows aiming without a retroreflector for short ranges.
  5. The Retroreflector was used for calibrating the Radar Altimeter to within 10 cm.

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