Accession Number : AD0675819

Title :   OPTIMIZATION OF A GYROSCOPIC SATELLITE GENERAL-RELATIVITY EXPERIMENT,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Myers,James L.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : A method of data reduction that utilizes spin axis precession rates that are periodic with the orbit nodal regression frequency has been shown to be capable of accurately measuring the relativity effect on a gyroscope satellite in an inclined orbit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELATIVITY THEORY, TEST METHODS), (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, RELATIVITY THEORY), GYROSCOPES, PRECESSION, OPTICAL TRACKING, CIRCULAR ORBITS, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, GRAVITY, PERTURBATION THEORY, SIMULATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE