Test of the Gravitational Redshift with Galileo Satellites in an Eccentric Orbit.

  title={Test of the Gravitational Redshift with Galileo Satellites in an Eccentric Orbit.},
  author={Sven Herrmann and Felix Finke and Martin L{\"u}lf and Olga Kichakova and Dirk Puetzfeld and Daniela Knickmann and Meike List and Benny Rievers and Gabriele Giorgi and Christoph G. G{\"u}nther and Hansj{\"o}rg Dittus and Roberto Prieto-Cerdeira and Florian Dil{\ss}ner and Francisco Gonzalez and Erik Sch{\"o}nemann and Javier Ventura-Traveset and Claus L{\"a}mmerzahl},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={121 23},
On August 22, 2014, the satellites GSAT-0201 and GSAT-0202 of the European GNSS Galileo were unintentionally launched into eccentric orbits. Unexpectedly, this has become a fortunate scientific opportunity since the onboard hydrogen masers allow for a sensitive test of the redshift predicted by the theory of general relativity. In the present Letter, we describe an analysis of approximately three years of data from these satellites including three different clocks. For one of these, we… Expand
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