Accession Number : AD0672518

Title :   A PROPOSED TEST OF THE EINSTEIN THEORY OF GRAVITATION BY MEANS OF AN UNSHIELDED ORBITING GYRO USING PASSIVE TELEMETRY,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cooper,D. H. ; Karr,G. R. ; Myers,J. L. ; Skaperdas,D.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 337

Abstract : This is the final report of a feasibility study of an experiment to measure the first-order precession, predicted by Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, of an earth-orbiting, free gyroscope. The results of this study show that a relatively inexpensive experiment, using an unshielded gyro and a passive data-readout and telemetry system, is now feasible for measuring this precession to an accuracy of about 1%. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, *RELATIVITY THEORY), (*GRAVITY, RELATIVITY THEORY), GYROSCOPES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PRECESSION, TORQUE, SOLAR WIND, VISIBILITY, REFLECTION, DAMPING, TRACKING CAMERAS

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE