Accession Number : AD0693044
Title : A SATELLITE OBSERVATION OF THE RELATIVISTIC DOPPLER SHIFT.
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,
Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
Personal Author(s) : Jenkins,R. E.
Report Date : MAR 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : Relativity predicts a periodic variation in the observed frequency of satellite radio signals as the satellite moves from perigee to apogee in an eccentric orbit. This variation has been observed using the NASA sponsored GEOS-I satellite. The observation was made over a 4-day span using data obtained in 1966 by the TRANET doppler system. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES), (*DOPPLER EFFECT, RELATIVITY THEORY), GEOMAGNETISM, MAGNETIC FIELDS, GRAVITY, DOPPLER SYSTEMS, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS
Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE