A Possible In Orbit Relativistic Experiment Mission with Very Accurate S/C Relative Control

Piergiovanni Magnani, Amalia Ercoli Finzi


 This paper describes a possible in orbit experiment mission aiming at relativistic verifications on the subject of gravitation and electromagnetism interaction. The proposed experiment is devised to measure perturbations of photon trajectories possibly caused by space-time fundamental tensor non symmetries likely induced by the presence of strong electro-magnetic fields.
The scenario foresees the utilisation of three spacecrafts, co orbiting in GEO, one of which to be extremely aligned relative to the most distant one.
The paper describes the type of photon trajectory perturbations that may occure, the experiment configuration and the primary requirements that can be set to the spacecrafts.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19249/ams.v83i2.206


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