[time-nuts] Galileo satellites to have passive hydrogen masers!

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat May 19 23:54:28 EDT 2007


In message <000001c79a91$a9d7b510$1c02a8c0 at Inspiron>, "Jason Rabel" writes:

>It's about a week old, but still interesting if you didn't come across the
>article yet (like me)...
>
>The Galileo satellites will have a pair of passive hydrogen masers and a
>pair of rubidium clocks in them...
>
>Ooo la la... ;)
>
>http://www.gpsdaily.com/reports/Hyper_Accurate_Clocks___The_Beating_Heart_Of
>_Galileo_999.html

... provided somebody wants to foot the bill for Galileo in the first
place.  The "the users will be queueing up to pay for half of the
cost through fees" model has just collapsed, and the EU will now
have to decide if they want to sink tax money into this particular
white whale.

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