[time-nuts] Looking for information on EG&GTS-RFSRubidiumOscillator

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu Sep 8 16:15:13 EDT 2011


In message <2018179068-1315497656-cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net-1777
865052- at b12.c1.bise6.blackberry>, lists at lazygranch.com writes:

>I'm not sure EG&G ever pushed the button on any nuke. They made
>the neutron generator and handled the instrumentation.

Read the book:  They pushed the button on all but three above ground
detonations and on almost all the underground ones as well.


>From: Poul-Henning Kamp
>To: lists at lazygranch.com
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Looking for information on EG&GTS-RFSRubidiumOscillator
>Sent: Sep 8, 2011 8:25 AM
>
>In message <492361790-1315494968-cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net-10287
>56060- at b12.c1.bise6.blackberry>, lists at lazygranch.com writes:
>
>EG&G pop-quiz:
>
>Which three US above ground detonations did EG&G not "push the button" on ?
>
>
>Answer can be found in this damn funny & interesting book:
>
> http://www.amazon.com/NUCLEAR-HOSTAGES-Bernard-J-OKeefe/dp/0395340721
>
>
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