[LEAPSECS] BBC article

Rob Seaman seaman at noao.edu
Sat Nov 5 13:52:24 EDT 2011

On Nov 5, 2011, at 9:55 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <A33A28CA-A41D-473B-8130-F2BB9B9DAA5E at noao.edu>, Rob Seaman writes:


>> 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.


> As I read that quote...

Convenient to cut off the first line to fit your preconceptions:

>> Malys at futureofutc […] stated that abandoning leap seconds

>> 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.

See the summary slide at:



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