Volume 102, Number 6, June 2013
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||25 June 2013|
Satellite probing General Relativity and its extensions and Kolmogorov analysis
1 Center for Cosmology and Astrophysics, Alikhanian National Laboratory and Yerevan State University Yerevan, Armenia
2 Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, University of Salento - Lecce, Italy, EU
3 Centro Fermi - Rome, Italy, EU
4 Scuola di Ingegneria Aerospaziale and DIAEE, Sapienza University - Rome, Italy, EU
Received: 24 May 2013
Accepted: 10 June 2013
We apply the Kolmogorov statistic to analyse the residual data of two LAGEOS satellites on General Relativistic Lense-Thirring effect, and show that it reveals a tiny difference in the properties of the satellites, possibly related to Yarkovsky-Rubincam effect. The recently launched LAser RElativity Satellite (LARES) can provide constraints to the extensions of General Relativity such as the Chern-Simons (CS) gravity with metric coupled to a scalar field through the Pontryagin density, so an explicit dependence on the frame dragging measurements vs. the CS parameter is given.
PACS: 04.20.-q – Classical general relativity / 04.80.Cc – Experimental tests of gravitational theories
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