A note on the evidence of the gravitomagnetic field of Mars

  title={A note on the evidence of the gravitomagnetic field of Mars},
  author={Lorenzo Iorio},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  pages={5451 - 5454}
  • L. Iorio
  • Published 21 June 2006
  • Physics, Geology
  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
According to general relativity, the gravitomagnetic Lense–Thirring force of Mars would secularly shift the orbital plane of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft by an amount of 1.5 m, on average, in the cross-track direction over 5 years. The determined cross-track post-fit residuals of MGS, built up by neglecting just the gravitomagnetic force in the dynamical force models and without fitting any empirical cross-track acceleration which could remove the relativistic signal, amount to 1.6… 

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