Measurement of dragging of inertial frames and gravitomagnetic field using laser-ranged satellites

@article{Ciufolini1996MeasurementOD,
  title={Measurement of dragging of inertial frames and gravitomagnetic field using laser-ranged satellites},
  author={Ignazio Ciufolini and David Massimo Lucchesi and Francesco Vespe and Alfonso Giovanni Mandiello},
  journal={Il Nuovo Cimento A (1965-1970)},
  year={1996},
  volume={109},
  pages={575-590}
}
SummaryBy analysing the observations of the orbits of the laser-ranged satellites LAGEOS and LAGEOS II, using the program GEODYN, we have obtained the first direct measurement of the Lense-Thirring effect, or dragging of inertial frames, and the first direct experimental evidence for the gravitomagnetic field. The accuracy of our measurement is of about 30%. 
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