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Alternative Reflections on the "Pioneer Anomaly"

Authors: Johann Albers

Since the unexpected acceleration effects of the so called Pioneer anomaly were realized, an enormous number of articles appeared with possible explanations of this mystery. Meanwhile, however, an anisotropic radiation pressure due to heat loss is commonly accepted as source of this acceleration. On the basis of the Alternative Reflections on Gravitation (ARG), however, a quite different source must be expected: When a satellite moves in the sea of gravitons it produces retarding forces, proportional to its speed v and against the direction of its motion, comparable to a ship when it moves on the ocean. The projection of these retarding forces towards the line of sight determines the anomalous acceleration of the Pioneer anomaly. The behavior of this acceleration can easily be calculated by use of freely available positional data of both Pioneer satellites. The calculated data, however, appear to be so confusing, that it is understandable, that most of the related Doppler-data were not published. In the case of Pioneer11, data are available of the anomalous acceleration at distances behind the Saturn-Flyby. And these data are very well compatible with the results of the ARG-calculations.

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