Time dilation effects on an object with an elliptical orbit An
object in an elliptical orbit has time
dilation effects that are calculated different than current
practice. Gravitational time dilation
vectors have to
be drawn away from an object’s CG, while velocity vectors are
tangential to the
orbit. Standard practice is to add time
dilations perpendicular to each other. In
the figure below, gravitational time
dilations are shown in blue, speed time dilation in red and the
resulting
vector in black. No experiment has been
performed to verify or refute this concept. Only
the magnitude of the vector is used to calculate the
time dilations.
