Space scientists have been perplexed by slight anomalies in satellite motion beginning with the Pioneer spacecraft, and now with five other satellites, which are using the Earth to slingshot them into space.
The Aether Physics Model shows that space-time is a fabric of quantum Aether units. Near massive bodies, such as the Sun and Earth, this Aether fabric is stretched inward toward the mass. This effect is caused at the subatomic level when electrons and protons bind to produce neutrons. In neutron binding, Aether units are folded over on top of each other such that two Aether units occupy the same space as one normal Aether unit. It is like pinching a rubber sheet. The result is that the surrounding space-time fabric becomes stretched inward toward the neutron.
This means that just outside of a massive body, the Aether is stretched very thin. The further away from the massive body one travels, the less stretched space-time is since the stretching effect is spread over a greater volume.
The planet Mercury is very close to the Sun. The Sun is pulling a lot of the Aether fabric toward it. This means that the space-time in Mercury's orbit is thinner than in the space-time of Earth and other planets. Less space-time to travel through means Mercury will show an apparent precession compared to the predictions of Newton's gravitational law.
Apparently, the stretching of the Aether is not homogenous. It would seem that at the edge of the Sun's gravitational influence on the surrounding Aether fabric, space-time is denser than is expected, which is why scientists see the Pioneer anomaly. Actually, the "anomaly" is not with the Pioneer's motion, but is caused by the physics used to predict the satellite's motion.
The same situation applies to satellites buzzing the Earth. The Aether surrounding the Earth is less dense than the Aether in interplanetary space. Due to the expectations of General Relativity theory and Newton's gravitational law, satellites appear to have an anomalous acceleration as they pass by the Earth.
If modern physics would research and quantify the Aether, in which the satellites move, space physicists could eliminate these unexpected "anomalies."