[LEAPSECS] BBC article

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Sat Nov 5 11:01:40 EDT 2011

On Nov 4, 2011, at 11:20 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> 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

>> circumstances.


> That rather pressumes that anybody can justify the cost of this pointless

> change in the first place.

You still aren't getting the point. He was asserting that GPS operations - running their internal systems - is itself dependent on the current definition of UTC.

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