ISLAND - inverse square law acceleration measurement using iNertial drift

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Abstract

By using a novel free-flying, rotating, optical bench aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as the basis for a measurement of differential acceleration between two gravitating bodies, in principle the Newtonian inverse-square law and the constant of gravitation, G, can be determined at the parts in 106 level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-600
Number of pages7
JournalGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • ISS
  • Newtonian constant of gravitation
  • test
  • gravity
  • gravitation

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