NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

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NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by AtomicTom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:14 am

Did you guys have time to catch this?

Looks like this cool new atomic clock will be launching into space soon.
That will change space navigation to not only Mars, but into deep space
everyone.

The NASA Deep Space Atomic Clock will be, or is the most accurate
timing instrument ever made, and uses mercury-ion trap technology.
Having been developed over 20 years at the NASA Jet Propulsion
Laboratory in Pasadena.

June 22 is when the launch takes place, and it will even be live
streamed. Beginning a year long testing as it orbits the Earth.

A few details of the many details about the Deep Space Atomic
Clock include that it will lose just 1 second over 9 million years,
will help spacecraft navigate, keeps time using mercury ions, and
works similar to GPS. It's set to launch on a SpaceX Falcon heavy
Rocket too it looks like.

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by rockmastermike » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:36 am

Way cool, Tom thanks for sharing and have a great weekend

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by Ryeguy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:58 am

Very cool, but once in space, isn't time relative?

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by deepcdvr » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:13 am

Thanks Tom

I’ll keep an eye out for one when it hits the used market - I don’t buy new ;)
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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by logan2z » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:57 pm

I'm waiting for the Hodinkee LE.

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by CarloDWC » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:24 pm

How many positions has it been adjusted in? :mrgreen:

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by jeckyll » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:13 pm

CarloDWC wrote:How many positions has it been adjusted in? :mrgreen:
All of them Image
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Post by DoctorC » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:18 pm

There is no crown down in space....
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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by AtomicTom » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:14 am

:lol: Good ones guys !!! :clap: ..Was hoping you might think this news was stellar. :grin:

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by 93 Turbo » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:19 am

Outa this world Tom. Thanks J
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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by AtomicTom » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:24 am

93 Turbo wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:19 am
Outa this world Tom. Thanks J

:grin: ..You are very welcome sir ! :thumbsup:

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by sierra11b » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:22 am

NASA should have made two so they could have auctioned off the most expensive clock ever made to pay for both. Take that Patek!

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Post by spring-diver » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:54 am

Awesome :thumbsup:

Now if they can just shrink it down to a 44mm case :lol:

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Re: NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock

Post by substitute » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:06 pm

When's the commemorative Speedmaster being released?

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