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Mariner 9 celestial mechanics experiment - A status report.There are two basic efforts in the Mariner 9 celestial mechanics experiment: the determination of the gravity field of Mars and the performance of a very precise test of the theory of general relativity. In addition, there are a number of astrodynamic constants that are being determined. All the analyses are based on the Mariner 9 radio tracking data.
Document ID
19730052421
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Lorell, J.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Shapiro, I. I.
(MIT Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
July 10, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 78
Subject Category
Space Sciences
Accession Number
73A37223
Distribution Limits
Public
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