About Urs Hugentobler

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Urs Hugentobler is a professor of satellite geodesy at the Technische Universität München, Germany, and head of the Satellite Geodesy Research Facility in the Institute for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy. He is also a former chair of the IGS Governing Body. His research activities include precise positioning using GNSS, precise orbit determination and modeling, reference-frame realization, clock modeling and time transfer, using both the legacy and new satellite systems. Hugentobler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 1997.

Posts by Urs Hugentobler

Innovation: Laser ranging to GNSS satellites Posted on 24 May 2017 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Innovation categories.

In this article, author Urs Hugentobler looks at the history of laser ranging to navigation satellites, how that ranging has improved the accuracy of the orbits of those satellites, and what the future portends for this important contribution to space geodesy. Read more»