Nobili, A.M. and Comandi, G.L. and Doravari, S. and Bramanti, D and Kumar, R. and Maccarrone, F. and Polacco, E. and Turyshev, S.G. and Shao, M. and Lipa, J. and Dittus, H. and Lämmerzahl, C. and Peters, A. and Müller, J. and Unnikrishnan, C.S. and Roxburgh, I.W. and Brillet, A. and Marchal, C. and Luo, J. and van der Ha, J. and Milyukov, V. and Iafolla, V. and Lucchesi, D. and Tortora, P. and De Bernardis, P. and Palmonari, F. and Focardi, S. and Zanello, D. and Monaco, S. and Mengali, G. and Anselmo, L. and Iorio, L. and Knezevic, Z. (2009) "Galileo Galilei" (GG) a Small Satellite to Test the Eqivalence Principle of Galileo, Newton and Einstein. Experimental Astronomy, 23, pp. 689-710. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10686-008-9128-5. ISSN 0922-6435.
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"Galileo Galilei" (GG) is a small satellite designed to fly in low Eath orbit with the goal of testing the Equivalence Principle - which is at teh basis of the General Theory of Relativity - to 1 part in 10^17. If successfull, it would improve current laboratory results by 4 order of magnitudes. A confirmation would strongly constrain theories; proof of violation is believed to lead a scientific revolution. The experiment design allows it to be carried out at ambient temperature inside a small 1-axis stabilized satellite (250 kg total mass). GG is under investigation at Phase A-2 level by ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) at Thales Alenia Space in Torino, while a laboratory prototype (known as GGG) is operational at INFN laboratories in Pisa, supported by INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) and ASI. A final study report will be published in 2009.
|Title:||"Galileo Galilei" (GG) a Small Satellite to Test the Eqivalence Principle of Galileo, Newton and Einstein|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Experimental Astronomy|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 689-710|
|Keywords:||General Relativity, Space physics, Experimental gravity|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W - no assignement|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W - no assignement|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W -- no assignement (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Space Systems|
|Deposited By:||Prof.Dr. Hansjörg Dittus|
|Deposited On:||24 Feb 2010 10:04|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2013 20:11|
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