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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the National Atomic Scale at the National Meteorology Conclave. What is Atomic Time? Atomic Time provides the exact speed at which the clock ticks. In technical words, it measures the actual length of a second. Atomic Clocks deviate only one second in up to 100 million years. The ..
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Recently, China has successfully launched its first geostationary BeiDou-3 satellite ‘G1Q’ into high orbit (about 36,000 km above the Earth) to boost its home-grown BeiDou global satellite navigation system. It was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern Sichuan Province. In a geostationary orbit, following the Earth’s rotation, it will view the ..
Topics: Atomic clock • BeiDou • Galileo • Geostationary orbit • Global Positioning System • GLONASS • Satellite • Satellite navigation • Satellite navigation systems • Satellites • Spacecraft • Spaceflight
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an indigenous atomic clock that will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. It is being developed by the Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC). This clock is currently undergoing a series of qualification tests. Once it successfully clears all tests, the desi atomic clock ..
Topics: Atomic clock • Clock • Electronic test equipment • Indian Space Research Organisation • Navigation • Satellite navigation • Satellite navigation systems • Space Applications Centre • Space programme of India • Spacecraft • Spaceflight • Technology
The atomic clocks on the first satellite IRNSS-1A of the NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), the indigenously built satellite-based positioning system, has developed a technical snag. One of the three crucial rubidium timekeepers (atomic clock) on IRNSS-1A satellites failed six months ago and the other two followed subsequently. ISRO will soon launch one of its ..