Test of gravitomagnetism with satellites around the Earth
Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino, Italy
2 INFN, Sezione di Torino, Via Pietro Giuria 1, Torino, Italy
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Accepted: 28 February 2019
Published online: 14 May 2019
We focus on the possibility of measuring the gravitomagnetic effects due to the rotation of the Earth, by means of a space-based experiment that exploits satellites in geostationary orbits. Due to the rotation of the Earth, there is an asymmetry in the propagation of electromagnetic signals in opposite directions along a closed path around the Earth. We work out the delays between the two counter-propagating beams for a simple configuration, and suggest that accurate time measurements could allow, in principle, to detect the gravitomagnetic effect of the Earth.
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