NASA Activates Deep Space Atomic Clock Written 28 August 2019

28 August 2019
SPACE reports that NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock (DSAC) mission team confirmed August 23 that the clock has been activated successfully. The mercury-ion atomic clock, launched in June, “is now in orbit around Earth and ready to begin a year-long tech demo.” The DSAC, “developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” is meant to be the first clock that can “guide crewless spacecraft to deep space destinations.” (Image: Artist's rendering of NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock | NASA/JPL)
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