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Experimental design for the LATOR mission

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dc.contributor.author Turyshev, Slava G.
dc.contributor.author Shao, Michael
dc.contributor.author Nordtvedt, Kenneth Jr.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-31T17:34:32Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-31T17:34:32Z
dc.date.issued 2004-04-20
dc.identifier.citation 2004 NASA/JPL Workshop on Physics for Planetary Exploration, Solvang, California, April 20-24, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-3829
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39606
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses experimental design for the Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity (LATOR) mission. LATOR is designed to reach unprecedented accuracy of 1 part in 108 in measuring the curvature of the solar gravitational field as given by the value of the key Eddington post-Newtonian parameter γ. This mission will demonstrate the accuracy needed to measure effects of the next post- Newtonian order (∝ G2) of light deflection resulting from gravity’s intrinsic non-linearity. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1563657 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject Laser Astrometric Test Of Relativity (LATOR) en
dc.subject optical communication en
dc.subject geometric redundancy en
dc.subject laser ranging en
dc.subject long-baseline optical interferometry. en
dc.title Experimental design for the LATOR mission en
dc.type Preprint en


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