NASA To Send Deep Space Atomic Clock Into Orbit This Month Written 7 June 2019

7 June 2019
SPACE reports that NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock “is scheduled to launch to Earth orbit on June 22 aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.” The clock “will help spacecraft navigate autonomously through the final frontier.” NASA said in a Deep Space Atomic Clock FAQ, “A Deep Space Atomic Clock on a spacecraft would allow it to receive a signal from Earth and determine its location immediately using an onboard navigation system.” According to NASA officials, the clock will operate for one year, and it will demonstrate how technology can enhance deep-space travel. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL)
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