Accession Number:

AD0672518

Title:

A PROPOSED TEST OF THE EINSTEIN THEORY OF GRAVITATION BY MEANS OF AN UNSHIELDED ORBITING GYRO USING PASSIVE TELEMETRY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

337.0

Abstract:

This is the final report of a feasibility study of an experiment to measure the first-order precession, predicted by Einsteins General Theory of Relativity, of an earth-orbiting, free gyroscope. The results of this study show that a relatively inexpensive experiment, using an unshielded gyro and a passive data-readout and telemetry system, is now feasible for measuring this precession to an accuracy of about 1. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE