Relativity and Cosmology


One-way Speed of Light Using Interplanetary Tracking Technology

Authors: Stephan J.G. Gift

The one-way speed of light is determined using the range equations employed in the tracking of planets and spacecrafts moving within our solar system. These equations are based on the observation that light travels in the sun-centered inertial frame at a constant speed c and have been extensively tested and rigorously verified. For light reflected from an object moving in space the light speed detected on the surface of the moving Earth is found to be c+v and c-v relative to the receiving antenna for the Earth moving at orbital speed v in directions toward and away from the reflector. This finding is consistent with results first presented by Wallace and later by Tolchel'nikova but is at variance with the postulate of light speed constancy.

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