An orbiting clock experiment to determine the gravitational red shift
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- Kleppner, D., Vessot, R.F.C. & Ramsey, N.F. Astrophys Space Sci (1970) 6: 13. doi:10.1007/BF00653616
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Plans are presented for an experiment to measure the gravitational red shift of the Earth by comparing a ground-based and satellite-borne hydrogen maser clock. The limiting accuracy is estimated to yield a determination of the red shift to 1 part in 105, corresponding to a clock stability of 3 parts in 1015.