[ntp:questions] OT: high-accuracy atomic clock to be attached outside of the International Space Station

John Hasler jhasler at newsguy.com
Tue Dec 15 21:02:26 UTC 2009


Jan Ceuleers writes:
> Secondly though, is the ISS able to receive GPS signals in order to
> remove the need for its own high-accuracy clock?

This appears to be a research-grade clock with epecially good long-term
stability.

> Assuming that the accuracy that results would still be good enough?

I don't think GPS time would be adequate for the planned research.

> I'm asking because I wouldn't expect GPS/Galileo/GLONASS to have been
> designed with in-orbit receivers in mind.

GPS was.
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John Hasler 
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