Full Name Micro-Satellite à traînée Compensée pour l'Observation du Principe d'Equivalence Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 25 Apr 2016
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 30 Oct 2018
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Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.18 deg
Orbit Altitude 710 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 06:00 Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The Microsatellite with Compensated Drag for Observing the Principle of Equivalence (MicroSCOPE) had the objective was to conduct a fundamental physics experiment, namely testing the Weak Equivalence Principle (WEP), so as to probe Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The mission successfully tested the WEP to an accuracy of the order of 10^-14.
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