Publications

The determination of the post-Newtonian parameter ╬│ during the cruise phase of BepiColombo
L. Imperi, L. Iess
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http://radioscience.dima.uniroma1.it/paper/PaperSCE.pdf

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MORE and JUNO Ka-band transponder design, performance, qualification and in-flight validation
S. Ciarcia, L. Simone, D. Gelfusa, P. Colucci, G. De Angelis, F. Argentieri, L. Iess, R. Formaro
6th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications, Vol. , 2013 -
http://radioscience.dima.uniroma1.it/paper/2840832_Ciarcia.pdf

MORE: An advanced tracking experiment for the exploration of Mercury with the mission BepiColombo
L. Iess, S. W. Asmar, P. Tortora
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 65, pp. 666-675, 2009 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2009.01.049

Mercury's gravity field from the first six months of Messenger data
A. Genova, L. Iess, M. Marabucci
Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 81, pp. 55-64, 2013 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2013.02.006

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Same Beam Interferometry as a tool for the investigation of the lunar interior
M. Gregnanin, B. Bertotti, M. Chersich, M. Fermi, L. Iess, L. Simone, P. Tortora, J. G. Williams
Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 74, pp. 194-201, 2012 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2012.08.027

The tides of Titan
L. Iess, R. A. Jacobson, M. Ducci, D. J. Stevenson, J. I. Lunine, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, P. R...
Science, Vol. 337, pp. 457-459, 2012 - American Association for the Advancement of Science
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1219631

Environments in the outer Solar System
N. Krupp, K. K. Khurana, L. Iess, V. Lainey, T. A. Cassidy, M. Burger, C. Sotin, F. Neubauer
Space Science Reviews, Vol. 153, pp. 11-59, 2010 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-010-9653-z

Gravity field, shape, and moment of inertia of Titan
L. Iess, N. J. Rappaport, R. A. Jacobson, P. Racioppa, D. J. Stevenson, P. Tortora, J. W. Armstrong,...
Science, Vol. 327, pp. 1367-1369, 2010 - American Association for the Advancement of Science
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1182583

Matter wave explorer of gravity (MWXG)
W. Ertmer, C. Schubert, T. Wendrich, M. Gilowski, M. Zaiser, T. Von Zoest, E. Rasel, C. J. Borde, A....
Experimental Astronomy, Vol. 23, pp. 611-649, 2009 - Kluwer Academic Publishers
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10686-008-9125-6

Space-time localization of inner heliospheric plasma turbulence using multiple spacecraft radio links
A. C. Richie-Halford, L. Iess, P. Tortora, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, R. Woo, S. R. Habbal, H. Mo...
Space Weather, Vol. 7, 2009 - American Geophysical Union
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2009sw000499

The gravity field of Rhea
R. Mackenzie, L. Iess, N. Rappaport, P. Tortora
Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, pp. 10785, 2008 - European Geophysical Society, Katlenburg-Lindau

The gravity field of Titan from the first three Cassini flybys
L. Iess, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, A. Graziani, R. Mackenzie, P. Racioppa, N. Rappaport, P. Tort...
Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 10, pp. 10849, 2008 - European Geophysical Society, Katlenburg-Lindau

Can Cassini detect a subsurface ocean on Titan from gravity measurements?
N. J. Rappaport, L. Iess, J. Wahr, J. I. Lunine, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, P. Tortora, M. Di Ben...
Icarus, Vol. 194 (2), pp. 711-720, 2008 - Academic Press Incorporated
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2007.11.024

The effect of the motion of the Sun on the light-time in interplanetary relativity experiments
B. Bertotti, N. Ashby, L. Iess
Classical and Quantum Gravity, Vol. 25 (4), pp. 45013-45024, 2008 - IOP Publishing Ltd
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/25/4/045013

Titan's rotation reveals an internal ocean and changing zonal winds
R. D. Lorenz, B. Stiles, R. L. Kirk, M. Allison, P. Persi Del Marmo, L. Iess, J. I. Lunine, S. J. Os...
Science, Vol. 319, pp. 1649-1651, 2008 - American Association for the Advancement of Science
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1151639

A non-hydrostatic Rhea
R. Mackenzie, L. Iess, N. Rappaport, P. Tortora
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 35, 2008 - American Geophysical Union
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007gl032898

Determining Titan's spin state from Cassini radar images
B. W. Stiles, R. L. Kirk, R. D. Lorenz, S. Hensley, E. Lee, S. J. Ostro, M. D. Allison, P. S. Callah...
The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 135(5), pp. 1669-1680, 2008 - American Institute of Physics
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1151639

Reducing antenna mechanical noise in precision spacecraft tracking
J. W. Armstrong, F. B. Estabrook, S. W. Asmar, L. Iess, P. Tortora
Radio Science, Vol. 43, 2008 - American Geophysical Union
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007rs003766

Gravity field and interior of Rhea from Cassini data analysis
L. Iess, N. J. Rappaport, P. Tortora, J. Lunine, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, L. Somenzi, F. Zingon...
Icarus, Vol. 190, pp. 585-593, 2007 - Academic Press Incorporated
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2007.03.027

Hyperion's sponge-like appearance
P. C. Thomas, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, J. A. Burns, T. Denk, B. Giese, P. Helfenstein, L. Iess,...
Nature, Vol. 448, pp. 50-53, 2007 - Nature America Incorporated
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature05779

Mass and interior of Enceladus from Cassini data analysis
N. J. Rappaport, L. Iess, P. Tortora, A. Anabtawi, S. W. Asmar, L. Somenzi, F. Zingoni
Icarus, Vol. 190, pp. 175-178, 2007 - Academic Press Incorporated
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2007.03.025

The BepiColombo laser altimeter (BELA): Concept and baseline design
N. Thomas, T. Spohn, J. P. Barriot, W. Benz, G. Beutler, U. Christensen, V. Dehant, C. Fallnich, D. ...
Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 55, pp. 1398-1413, 2007 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2007.03.003

Probing space-time in the Solar System: From Cassini to BepiColombo
L. Iess, S. W. Asmar
International Journal of Modern Physics D, Vol. 16, pp. 2117-2126, 2007 - World Scientific Publishing Company
http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/s0218271807011449

Gravity fields of the saturnian satellites
L. Iess, J. D. Anderson, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, N. J. Rappaport, P. Tortora, L. Somenzi, F. Z...
Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 8, pp. 5029, 2006 - European Geophysical Society, Katlenburg-Lindau

SMART-1 mission to the Moon: Status, first results and goals
B. H. Foing, G. D. Racca, A. Marini, E. Evrard, L. Stagnaro, M. Almeida, D. Koschny, D. Frew, J. Zen...
Advances in Space Research, Vol. 37, pp. 6-13, 2006 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2005.12.016

Small mission design for testing in-orbit an electrodynamic tether deorbiting system
P. Tortora, L. Somenzi, L. Iess, R. Licata
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 43, pp. 883-892, 2006 - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.15359

The Cassini solar Faraday rotation experiment
E. A. Jensen, M. K. Bird, S. W. Asmar, L. Iess, J. D. Anderson, C. T. Russell
Advances in Space Research, Vol. 36, pp. 1587-1594, 2005 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2005.09.039

Spacecraft Doppler tracking: Noise budget and accuracy achievable in precision radio science observations
S. W. Asmar, J. W. Armstrong, L. Iess, P. Tortora
Radio Science, Vol. 40, pp. 2001, 2005 - American Geophysical Union
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2004rs003101

The determination of Iapetus mass from Doppler tracking of the Cassini spacecraft
L. Iess, N. Rappaport, P. Tortora, G. Rapino, L. Somenzi
Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 7, pp. 11176, 2005 - European Geophysical Society, Katlenburg-Lindau

Linear stability analysis of electrodynamic tethers
L. Somenzi, L. Iess, J. Pelaez
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 28, pp. 843-849, 2005 - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.11822

SMART-1 after lunar capture: First results and perspectives
B. H. Foing, G. D. Racca, A. Marini, E. Evrard, L. Stagnaro, M. Almeida, D. Koschny, D. Frew, J. Zen...
Journal of Earth System Science, Vol. 114, pp. 687, 2005 - Indian Academy of Sciences
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02715952

Precise Cassini navigation during solar conjunctions through multifrequency plasma calibrations
P. Tortora, L. Iess, J. J. Bordi, J. E. Ekelund, D. C. Roth
Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, Vol. 27, pp. 251-257, 2004 - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.997

Cassini radio science
A. J. Kliore, J. D. Anderson, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, C. L. Hamilton, N. J. Rappaport, H. D. W...
Space Science Reviews, Vol. 115, pp. 1-70, 2004 - Kluwer Academic Publishers
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-004-1436-y

A test of general relativity using radio links with the Cassini spacecraft
B. Bertotti, L. Iess, P. Tortora
Nature, Vol. 425, pp. 374-376, 2003 - Nature America Incorporated
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature01997

Stochastic gravitational wave background: Upper limits in the 10-6 to 10-3 Hz band
J. W. Armstrong, L. Iess, P. Tortora, B. Bertotti
The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 599, pp. 806-813, 2003 - University of Chicago Press
http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/379505

Satellite de-orbiting by means of electrodynamics tethers. Part I: General concept and requirements
L. Iess, C. Bruno, C. Ulivieri, U. Ponzi, M. Parisse, G. Laneve, G. Vannaroni, M. Dobrowolny, F. De ...
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 50 (7), pp. 399-406, 2002 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0094-5765(01)00180-1

Satellite de-orbiting by means of electrodynamic tethers. Part II: System configuration and performance
L. Iess, C. Bruno, C. Ulivieri, G. Vannaroni
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 50 (7), pp. 407-416, 2002 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0094-5765(01)00181-3

The Huygens Doppler wind experiment - Titan winds derived from probe radio frequency measurements
M. K. Bird, R. Dutta-Roy, M. Heyl, M. Allison, S. W. Asmar, W. M. Folkner, R. A. Preston, D. H. Atki...
Space Science Reviews, Vol. 104, pp. 613-640, 2002 - Kluwer Academic Publishers
http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1023683004351

Stability and control of electrodynamic tethers for de-orbiting applications
J. Corsi, L. Iess
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 48, pp. 491-501, 2001 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0094-5765(01)00049-2

Advanced radio science instrumentation for the mission BepiColombo to Mercury
L. Iess, G. Boscagli
Planetary and Space Science, Vol. 49, pp. 1597-1608, 2001 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0032-0633(01)00096-4

Doppler measurement of the solar gravitational deflection
L. Iess, G. Giampieri, J. D. Anderson, B. Bertotti
Classical and Quantum Gravity, Vol. 16, pp. 1487-1502, 1999 - IOP Publishing Ltd
http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/16/5/303

Search for gravitational waves from coalescing binaries with Doppler detectors
B. Bertotti, A. Vecchio, L. Iess
Physical Review D, Vol. 59, pp. 82001, 1999 - American Institute of Physics
http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.59.082001

Plasma waves in the sheath of the TSS-1R satellite
L. Iess, C. Harvey, G. Vannaroni, J. P. Lebreton, M. Dobrowolny, R. Manning, P. Cerulli-Irelli, A. O...
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 25, pp. 421-424, 1998 - American Geophysical Union
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/97gl03101

Current-voltage characteristic of the TSS-1R satellite: Comparison with isotropic and anisotropic models
G. Vannaroni, M. Dobrowolny, J. P. Lebreton, E. Melchioni, F. D. Venuto, C. C. Harvey, L. Iess, U. G...
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 25, pp. 749-752, 1998 - American Geophysical Union
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/97gl02577

Microsatellites and space station for science and technology utilisation
A. Spallicci, E. Graf, M. Perino, M. Matteoni, A. Piras, C. Arduini, G. Catastini, F. Ellmers, D. Ha...
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 39, pp. 605-616, 1996 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0094-5765(97)00011-8

Search for gravitational-wave trains with the spacecraft Ulysses
B. Bertotti, R. Ambrosini, J. W. Armstrong, S. W. Asmar, G. Comoretto, G. Giampieri, L. Iess, Y. Koy...
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 296, pp. 13-25, 1995 - European Southern Observatory
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1995A%26A...296...13B&data_type=PDF_HI...

The RETE experiment for the TSS-1 mission
M. Dobrowolny, E. Melchioni, U. Guidoni, L. Iess, M. Maggi, R. Orfei, Y. Deconchy, C. C. Harvey, R. ...
Nuovo Cimento della SocietÓ Italiana di Fisica. C, Vol. 17, pp. 101-121, 1994 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02506683

Doppler tracking of spacecraft with multifrequency links
B. Bertotti, G. Comoretto, L. Iess
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 269, pp. 608-616, 1993 - European Southern Observatory
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1993A%26A...269..608B&data_type=PDF_HI...

The gravitational wave experiment
B. Bertotti, R. Ambrosini, S. W. Asmar, J. P. Brenkle, G. Comoretto, G. Giampieri, L. Iess, A. Messe...
Astronomy & Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 92, pp. 431-440, 1992 - European Southern Observatory
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1992A%26AS...92..431B&data_type=PDF_HI...

Doppler experiments with Cassini radio system
G. Comoretto, B. Bertotti, L. Iess, R. Ambrosini
Nuovo Cimento della SocietÓ Italiana di Fisica. C, Vol. 15, pp. 1193-1198, 1992 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02506712

The rotation of LAGEOS
B. Bertotti, L. Iess
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 96, pp. 2431-2440, 1991 - American Geophysical Union
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/90jb01949

Spacecraft Doppler tracking with a VLBI antenna
G. Comoretto, L. Iess, B. Bertotti, J. P. Brenkle, T. Horton, G. Grueff
Nuovo Cimento della SocietÓ Italiana di Fisica. C, Vol. 13, pp. 169-176, 1990 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02515787

Effect of particle drag on the LAGEOS node and measurement of the gravitomagnetic field
I. Ciufolini, M. Dobrowolny, L. Iess
Nuovo Cimento. B, Vol. 105, pp. 573-588, 1990 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02722885

The interaction of a hollow cathode with the ionosphere
L. Iess, M. Dobrowolny
Physics of Fluids. B, Plasma Physics, Vol. 1, pp. 1880-1889, 1989 - American Institute of Physics
http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.858921

Interaction of a hollow-cathode source with an ionospheric plasma
G. Vannaroni, C. B. Cosmovici, U. Guidoni, L. Iess, L. Scandurra
Advances in Space Research, Vol. 10, pp. 147-150, 1989 - Elsevier
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0273-1177(90)90289-C

Differential Doppler tracking of interplanetary spacecraft
L. Iess, P. Bonifazi, B. Bertotti, G. Comoretto
Nuovo Cimento della SocietÓ Italiana di Fisica. C, Vol. 10, pp. 235-246, 1987 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02507277

Interplanetary plasma turbulence and the Doppler detection of a gravitational-wave background
M. Dobrowolny, L. Iess
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 157, pp. 346-352, 1986 - European Southern Observatory
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1986A%26A...157..346D&data_type=PDF_HI...

Parallel proton heating in the solar-wind by oblique AlfvÚn waves
H. A. Shah, L. Iess, M. Dobrowolny
Nuovo Cimento della SocietÓ Italiana di Fisica. C, Vol. 9, pp. 1035-1044, 1986 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf02507421

Doppler search for a gravitational background-radiation with two spacecraft
B. Bertotti, L. Iess
General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 17, pp. 1043-1058, 1985 - Springer
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf00774207

Plasma effects on Doppler measurements of interplanetary spacecraft. I - Discontinuities and waves
L. Iess, B. Bertotti, M. Dobrowolny
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 121, pp. 203-210, 1983 - European Southern Observatory
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?1983A%26A...121..203I&data_type=PDF_HI...