Geodynamics study in Israel

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Abstract

The origin of Mediterranean earthquakes and the precise determination of very small movements of the earth's crust will be the focus of a joint study by the Israeli Space Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Israel will join 11 other countries conducting laser ranging activities with NASA as part of the agency's geodynamics program.

As part of a global network striving for determining with a precision of 3 cm small movements in the earth's crust, the Israeli Space Agency will build a ground station that will beam low-power laser pulses to several satellites, including LAGEOS (the Laser Geodynamics satellite) and the French satellite Starlette. NASA's annual budget for the global network is roughly $30 million.

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