How NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Could Be the Next Space GPS

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How NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Could Be the Next Space GPS

NASA has perfected new navigation technology that would make self-driving spacecraft and GPS beyond the Moon a reality. The Deep Space Atomic Clock is the first atomic clock small and stable enough to fly on a spacecraft beyond Earth’s orbit. As NASA works to put humans on Mars and the Moon, the clock’s precise timekeeping will be key to these missions’ success.

For more about the Deep Space Atomic Clock:
https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/tdm/clock/index.html

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