3 years ago

Looking for a new test of general relativity in the solar system.

Bin Wang, Emmanuele Battista, Angelo Tartaglia, Simone Dell'Agnello, Giampiero Esposito

This paper discusses three matter-of-principle methods for measuring the general relativity correction to the Newtonian values of the position of collinear Lagrangian points L1 and L2 of the Sun-Earth-satellite system. All approaches are based on time measurements. The first approach exploits a pulsar emitting signals and two receiving antennas located at L1 and L2, respectively. The second method is based on a relativistic positioning system based on the Lagrangian points themselves. These first two methods depend crucially on the synchronization of clocks at L1 and L2. The third method combines a pulsar and an artificial emitter at the stable points L4 or L5 forming a basis for the positioning of the collinear points L1 and L2. Further possibilities are mentioned and the feasibility of the measurements is considered.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1801.07236

DOI: arXiv:1801.07236v1

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