The Earth's frame-dragging via laser-ranged satellites: A Response to “Some considerations on the present-day results for the detection of frame-dragging after the final outcome of GP-B” by Iorio L.
Center for Space Research, University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, USA
2 Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, Università del Salento - Lecce, Italy, EU
3 INFN Sezione di Lecce - Lecce, Italy, EU
4 Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, MD, USA
5 Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Sapienza Università di Roma - Roma, Italy, EU
6 GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences - Potsdam, Germany, EU
7 Center for Relativity, University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX, USA
Accepted: 4 October 2011
In this letter, we reply to the preceding paper by Iorio (EPL, 96 (2011) 30001 (this issue)), hereafter referred to as I2011, where we address criticisms regarding the Lense-Thirring frame-dragging experiment results obtained from the laser ranging to the two LAGEOS satellites.
PACS: 04.80.Cc – Experimental tests of gravitational theories / 04.20.-q – Classical general relativity
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