[LEAPSECS] BBC article

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Nov 5 02:20:24 EDT 2011

In message <BA780338-0DA7-4E93-B70C-E1A0A9D36CFD at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:

>>> Will require resources to modify existing ICDs and operational software

>>> Offers no benefits to NGA or GPS Operations

>>> and he gave the cost of creating an ICD for GPS at about $100 million.


>Meaning that GPS operations will be rather spectacularly un-fine under such


That rather pressumes that anybody can justify the cost of this pointless
change in the first place.

I seriously doubt the ICD's will be modified to have GPS broadcast UT1
or DUT1, considering how hard it is to find users of these earth
rotataion metrics who are not already perfectly capable of fetching
them from the IERS FTP server.

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