Satellite laser ranging (SLR) as a proven geodetic technique provides a wide
and significant contribution to scientific studies of the Earth/Atmosphere/Ocean systems. In particular, modelling of the Earth and pole tides plays a very important role when analyzing SLR data. The accuracy of the determined satellite orbits is highly dependent on the models used for dynamic orbit determination. Gravity field models, which are represented by a series of spherical harmonic coefficients, have an impact on the satellite orbit and its precision. In addition, different empirical model parameterization used during SLR data analysis also has significant influence on the computed spherical harmonics, satellite orbits and their accuracies. In this contribution we investigate the impact of different SLR parameterizations on gravity field models used for precise satellite orbit determination. Data from satellites LAGEOS 1 and 2 were analysed using four different parameterization schemes namely: IERS1, IERS2 and IERS3 Earth tide models and pole tides. These are compatible Earth tide modelsofdifferentcomplexity derived fromIERS2010,astandard modeloftheInternational Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS) and the standard IERS2010 pole tide model, and they aim to study their impacts on SLR solutions. The results indicate that the combination of IERS3, which is the most complex Earth tide model and the standard IERS2010 pole tide model, has a significant influence on the accuracy of gravity field models in precise orbit determination. In particular almost all the evaluated models give the smallest RMS values when IERS3 and pole tides are jointly selected in the analysis software during SLR data analysis, which indicates that the most complex models are also the most accurate. This work therefore validates the currently accepted IERS2010 Earth tide and pole tide models.