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Astrodynamical Space Test of Relativity Using Optical Devices I (ASTRO I)- A class-M fundamental physics mission proposal for Cosmic Vision 2015-2025

Appourchaux, T. and Burston, R. and Chen, Y. and Cruise, M. and Dittus, H. and Foulon, B. and Gill, P. and Gizon, L. and Klein, H. and Klioner, S. and Kopeikin, S. and Krüger, Hans and Lämmerzahl, C. and Lobo, A. and Luo, X.-L. and Margolis, H. and Ni, W.-T. and Pulido Patón, A. and Peng, Q. and Peters, A. and Rasel, E. and Rüdiger, A. and Samain, E. and Selig, H. and Shaul, D. and Sumner, T. and Theil, S. and Touboul, P. and Turyshev, S.G. and Wang, H. and Wang, L. and Wen, L. and Wicht, A. and Wu, J. and Zhang, W. and Zhao, C. (2009) Astrodynamical Space Test of Relativity Using Optical Devices I (ASTRO I)- A class-M fundamental physics mission proposal for Cosmic Vision 2015-2025. Experimental Astronomy, 23 (2), pp. 491-527. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10686-008-9131-8 ISSN 0922-6435

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ASTROD I isx a planned interplanetary space mission with multiple goals. The primary aims sre: to test general relativity with an improvement in sensitivity of over three orders of magnitude, improving our understanding of gravity and aiding the development of a new quantum gravity theory; to measure key solar system parameters with increased accuracy, advancing solar physics and our knowledge of the solar system; and to measure the time rate of change of the gravitational constant with an order of magnitude improvement and the anomalous Pioneer acceleration, thereby probing dark matter and dark energy gravitationally. It is an international project, with major contributions from Europe and China and is envisaged as the first in a series of ASTROD missions. ASTROD I will consist of on spacecraft carrying a laser telescope, four lasers, two event timers and a clock. Two-way, two-wavelengths laser pulse ranging will be used between the spacecraft in a solar orbit and deep space laser stations on Earth, to achieve the ASTROD I goals. A second mission, ASTROD (ASTROD II) is envisaged as a three-spacecraft mission which would test General Relativity to 1 ppb, enable detection of solar g-modes, measure the solar Lense-Thirring effec to 10 ppm, and probe gravitational waves at frequencies below the LISA bandwidth. In the third phase (ASTROD III or Super-ASTROD), larger orbits could be implemented to map the outer solar system and to probe primordial gravitational waves at frequencies below the ASTROD II bandwidth.

Document Type:Article
Title:Astrodynamical Space Test of Relativity Using Optical Devices I (ASTRO I)- A class-M fundamental physics mission proposal for Cosmic Vision 2015-2025
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID
Appourchaux, T.IAS, ParisUNSPECIFIED
Burston, R.MPI Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Chen, Y.Dept. Physics, CalTec, Pasadena CAUNSPECIFIED
Cruise, M.School of Physics and Astronomy, Birmingham Univ.UNSPECIFIED
Dittus, H.Inst. f. Raumfahrtsysteme, DLR, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Gill, P.National Physics Lab. TeddingtonUNSPECIFIED
Gizon, L.MPI Sonnensystemforschung, Katlenburg-LindauUNSPECIFIED
Klein, H.National Physics Lab. TeddingtonUNSPECIFIED
Klioner, S.Lohrmann Obs., Inst. Planetare Geodäsie, Tech. Univ. DresdenUNSPECIFIED
Kopeikin, S.Dept. Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia MOUNSPECIFIED
Krüger, HansInst. f. Raumfahrtsysteme, DLR, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Lämmerzahl, C.ZARM, Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Lobo, A.Institut d´Estudis Espacials de Catalunya, BarcelonaUNSPECIFIED
Luo, X.-L.Dept. of Astronomy, Nanjing Univ.UNSPECIFIED
Margolis, H.National Physics Lab. TeddingtonUNSPECIFIED
Ni, W.-T.wtni@pmo.ac.cn, Center for Gravitation and Cosmology,Purple Mountain Obs., NanjingUNSPECIFIED
Pulido Patón, A.Center for Gravitation and Cosmology,Purple Mountain Obs., NanjingUNSPECIFIED
Peng, Q.Dept. of Astronomy, Nanjing Univ.UNSPECIFIED
Peters, A.Humboldt Univ., BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, E.Inst. f. Quantenoptik, Leibniz Univ. HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Rüdiger, A.MPI Gravitationsphysik, HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Samain, E.CERGA, Obs. de la Côte Azur, GrasseUNSPECIFIED
Selig, H.ZARM, Univ. BremenUNSPECIFIED
Shaul, D.High Energy Physics Group, Blackett LAb. Imperial College, LondonUNSPECIFIED
Sumner, T.High Energy Physics Group, Blackett LAb. Imperial College, LondonUNSPECIFIED
Theil, S.Inst. f. Raumfahrtsysteme, DLR, BremenUNSPECIFIED
Touboul, P.ONERA, ChatillonUNSPECIFIED
Turyshev, S.G.Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena CAUNSPECIFIED
Wang, H.Nanjing Univ. of Aeronautics and AstronauticsUNSPECIFIED
Wang, L.Deep Space Exploration & Space Science Techn. Res. Div., R&D Center, CAS, BeijingUNSPECIFIED
Wen, L.School of Physics, Univ. of Western Australia, CrawleyUNSPECIFIED
Wicht, A.Humboldt Univ., BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Wu, J.Center of Space Science and Application Research, CAS, BeijingUNSPECIFIED
Zhang, W.DFH Satellite Co. Ltd. BeijingUNSPECIFIED
Zhao, C.Center for Gravitation and Cosmology,Purple Mountain Obs., NanjingUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Experimental Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 491-527
von Ballmoos, PeterUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Probing the fundamental laws mof spacetime, Exploring the microscopic origin of gravity, Testing relativistic gravity, Mapping solar-system gravity, Solar g-mode detection, Gravitational wave detection, ASTROD, ASTROD I
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Deposited By: Dittus, Prof.Dr. Hansjörg
Deposited On:09 Mar 2010 10:03
Last Modified:06 Oct 2016 11:17

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