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

Björn Gabrielsson bg at lysator.liu.se
Sun May 20 03:50:34 EDT 2007


In my view, using EU money to build the GALILEO system is a good idea!

Using EU funds to subsidice(?) european agriculture is a MUCH worse idea!

-- 

    Björn

On Sun, May 20, 2007 9:42, Rob Kimberley said:
> I never understood how the PPP (Public Private Partnership) model was ever
> going to work on Galileo. The recent "drop out" of private funding proves
> my
> point. Unfortunately the EU (another white elephant or whale!) will
> continue
> to pump taxpayers hard earned money into this system to save face.
>
> Cheers
>
> Rob Kimberley
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
> Behalf Of Poul-Henning Kamp
> Sent: 20 May 2007 04:54
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Galileo satellites to have passive hydrogen
> masers!
>
> 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_Hea
>>rt_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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