The INPOP10a planetary ephemeris and its applications in fundamental physics

  title={The INPOP10a planetary ephemeris and its applications in fundamental physics},
  author={A. Fienga and Jacques Laskar and Petr Kuchynka and Herve Manche and Gregory Desvignes and Micka{\"e}l Gastineau and Ismael Cognard and Gilles Theureau},
  journal={Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy},
Compared to the previous INPOP versions, the INPOP10a planetary and lunar ephemeris has several improvements. For the planets of our Solar System, no big change was brought in the dynamics but improvements were implemented in the fitting process, the data sets used in the fit and in the selection of fitted parameters. We report here the main characteristics of the planetary part of INPOP10a like the fit of the product of the solar mass with the gravitational constant ($${{\rm GM}_{\odot… 
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  • E. Pitjeva
  • Physics, Geology
    Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • 2009
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