[LEAPSECS] End of Leap Seconds? (fwd)

Richard B. Langley lang at unb.ca
Tue Oct 23 08:37:08 EDT 2007

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Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:29:29 -0300
From: Richard B. Langley <lang at unb.ca>
Reply-To: Canadian Space Geodesy Forum <CANSPACE at listserv.unb.ca>,
Richard B. Langley <lang at unb.ca>
To: CANSPACE at listserv.unb.ca
Subject: End of Leap Seconds?

At the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee meeting in Fort Worth last month,
Dr. Wlodzimierz Lewandowski from the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures
(BIPM) summarized the outcome of the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU) meeting on the redefinition of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which
was held in Geneva, 11-14 September 2007:

o April 2008: ITU Working Party 7A will submit to ITU Study Group 7 project
recommendation on stopping leap seconds

o During 2008, Study Group 7 will conduct a vote through mail among member

o 2011: If 70% of member states agree, World Radio Conference will approve the

o 2013: Application of leap seconds will stop and UTC will become a continuous
time scale.

Richard B. Langley E-mail: lang at unb.ca
Geodetic Research Laboratory Web: http://www.unb.ca/GGE/
Dept. of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering Phone: +1 506 453-5142
University of New Brunswick Fax: +1 506 453-4943
Fredericton, N.B., Canada E3B 5A3
Fredericton? Where's that? See: http://www.city.fredericton.nb.ca/

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