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Astrogeodynamic Observatory

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The Astrogeodynamic Observatory of the CBK PAN in Borowiec is a unique scientific center in Poland and the world. The uniqueness of the Observatory lies in the fact that it is the only scientific institution in Poland that simultaneously conducts local and global geodynamic and time metrological research. To this end, it performs regular measurements using Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo. The uniqueness of the Observatory is emphasized by the fact that the results of laser observations obtained with picosecond and nanosecond pulsed Nd:YAG lasers are used, among other things, to determine the orbits of various satellites and space junk objects, the positions and velocities of ground stations, the coefficients of the Earth’s gravitational field and their changes over time (models of the Earth’s gravitational field), and to determine the parameters of the Earth’s rotation.

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