LAGEOS-type satellites in critical supplementary orbit configuration and the Lense-Thirring effect detection

@article{Iorio2003LAGEOStypeSI,
  title={LAGEOS-type satellites in critical supplementary orbit configuration and the Lense-Thirring effect detection},
  author={Lorenzo Iorio and David Massimo Lucchesi},
  journal={Classical and Quantum Gravity},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={2477-2490}
}
In this paper we analyse quantitatively the concept of LAGEOS-type satellites in critical supplementary orbit configuration (CSOC) which has proved capable of yielding various observables for many tests of general relativity in the terrestrial gravitational field, with particular emphasis on the measurement of the Lense–Thirring effect. By using an entirely new pair of LAGEOS-type satellites in identical, supplementary orbits with, e.g., semimajor axes a = 12 000 km, eccentricity e = 0.05 and… 

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