The step mission: principles and baseline design

J. Mester, R. Torii, P. Worden, N.A. Lockerbie, S. Vitale, C.W.F. Everitt

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Abstract

The Satellite Test of the Equivalence Principle (STEP) will test the equality of fall of objects in Earth orbit to an accuracy approaching one part in 108 by measuring the difference in rate of fall of test cylinders in cryogenic differential accelerometers in a drag-free satellite. This paper describes the current baseline design and principles used in the design of the STEP mission.
LanguageEnglish
Pages2475-2486
Number of pages11
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume18
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2001

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  • Satellite Test of the Equivalence Principle

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Mester, J., Torii, R., Worden, P., Lockerbie, N. A., Vitale, S., & Everitt, C. W. F. (2001). The step mission: principles and baseline design. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 18(13), 2475-2486. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/18/13/310
Mester, J. ; Torii, R. ; Worden, P. ; Lockerbie, N.A. ; Vitale, S. ; Everitt, C.W.F. / The step mission: principles and baseline design. In: Classical and Quantum Gravity. 2001 ; Vol. 18, No. 13. pp. 2475-2486.
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