Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 13–32 | Cite as

An orbiting clock experiment to determine the gravitational red shift

  • Daniel Kleppner
  • Robert F. C. Vessot
  • Norman F. Ramsey


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.


Hydrogen Hydrogen Maser Clock Stability Clock Experiment Maser Clock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Kleppner
    • 1
  • Robert F. C. Vessot
    • 2
  • Norman F. Ramsey
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Hewlett Packard CorporationBeverlyUSA
  3. 3.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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