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Could I reflect a commercial laser off of the reflectors left on the moon by the astronauts?

For sure the lasers used by the agency are strong , and what is important, the detection of the return from the reflector difficult even for the agency: Even under good viewing conditions, only a ...
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Can actually a photosensitive diode detect particles travelling at 10 km/s?

There are single-photon avalanche diodes if you are willing to spend the money on them, so the photodetector is surely not the limit for your problem and if they don't work, then you can always use a ...
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Could I reflect a commercial laser off of the reflectors left on the moon by the astronauts?

The first measurement of the distance to the moon by timing the round-trip flight of laser pulses was done using a 50 Joule ruby laser (avg power during each 500 microsecond pulse was 100 kW) in 1962. ...
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