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Comparative survey of proposals for space-based determination of the gravitational constant (G)
Author(s): Alvin J. Sanders; George T. Gilles
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Paper Abstract

Proposals for determining the gravitational constant G in space are compared and contrasted. We find that only three proposals have carefully treated the many physical processes in the space environment which might potentially vitiate the sought-for accuracy. The capability of the proposed missions to make other gravitational measurements and tests is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3116, Small Spacecraft, Space Environments, and Instrumentation Technologies, (1 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.293327
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Alvin J. Sanders, Univ. of Tennessee/Knoxville (United States)
George T. Gilles, Univ. of Virginia/Charlottesville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3116:
Small Spacecraft, Space Environments, and Instrumentation Technologies
Firooz A. Allahdadi; E. Kane Casani; Timothy D. Maclay; Firooz A. Allahdadi; Timothy D. Maclay, Editor(s)

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