An Assessment of the Systematic Uncertainty in Present and Future Tests of the Lense-Thirring Effect with Satellite Laser Ranging

@article{Iorio2008AnAO,
  title={An Assessment of the Systematic Uncertainty in Present and Future Tests of the Lense-Thirring Effect with Satellite Laser Ranging},
  author={Lorenzo Iorio},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={148},
  pages={363-381}
}
  • L. Iorio
  • Published 8 September 2008
  • Physics, Geology
  • Space Science Reviews
AbstractWe deal with the attempts to measure the Lense-Thirring effect with the Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) technique applied to the existing LAGEOS and LAGEOS II terrestrial satellites and to the recently approved LARES spacecraft. According to general relativity, a central spinning body of mass M and angular momentum S like the Earth generates a gravitomagnetic field which induces small secular precessions of the orbit of a test particle geodesically moving around it. Extracting this… 

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