On the Lense-Thirring test with the Mars Global Surveyor in the gravitational field of Mars

@article{Iorio2010OnTL,
  title={On the Lense-Thirring test with the Mars Global Surveyor in the gravitational field of Mars},
  author={L. Iorio},
  journal={Central European Journal of Physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={8},
  pages={509-513}
}
  • L. Iorio
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Central European Journal of Physics
  • I discuss some aspects of a recent frame-dragging test performed by exploiting the Root-Mean-Square (RMS) orbit-overlap differences of the out-of-plane component (N) of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft’s orbit in the gravitational field of Mars. A linear fit to the complete time series for the entire MGS data set (4 February 1999–14 January 2005) yields a normalized slope 1.03 ± 0.41 (with 95% confidence bounds). Other linear fits to different data sets confirm agreement with general… CONTINUE READING
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