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Table 4

Comparison of the different lunar retro-reflectors’ efficiency in IR.

Photon flux ratio over the different lunar reflectors in IR

Theoretical estimation Grasse measurements

Lunokhod arrays = 3 × A11 and A14 arrays L2 array = 3.1 × A11

Lunokhod arrays = 1 × A15 array L2 array = 1 × A15 array

L1 array = 1 × A15 array

A15 array = 3 × A11 and A14 arrays A15 array = 3.1 × A11 array

A15 array = 3.1 × A14 array

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