OPTIS: High-Precision Tests of Special and General Relativity in Space

  • Claus Lammerzahl
  • Hansjorg Dittus
  • Achim Peters
  • Silvia Scheithauer
  • Stephan Schiller
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 349)

The OPTIS mission is a satellite equipped with a variety of clocks and laser ranging and tracking facilities for performing improved tests of the foundations as well as predictions of special and general relativity. This mission makes advantage of the space conditions of large differences in the velocity and the gravitational potential. Here, we report on recent progress made in the studies of the behavior of the resonator in the field of a gravity gradient.


Gravity Gradient Laser Tracking OPTIS Resonator Cylinder Boundary Einstein Equivalence Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Lammerzahl
    • 1
  • Hansjorg Dittus
    • 1
  • Achim Peters
    • 2
  • Silvia Scheithauer
    • 3
  • Stephan Schiller
    • 4
  1. 1.Am FallturmUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für PhysikHumboldt University of BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für AstronomieHeidelbergGermany
  4. 4.Institut für ExperimentalphysikHeinrichHeineUniversitat DusseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

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