Timing for Geodetic Satellites

  1. Soren W. Henriksen,
  2. Armando Mancini and
  3. Bernard H. Chovitz
  1. W. Markowitz

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM015p0245

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

How to Cite

Markowitz, W. (1972) Timing for Geodetic Satellites, in The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy (eds S. W. Henriksen, A. Mancini and B. H. Chovitz), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM015p0245

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1972

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900155

Online ISBN: 9781118663646

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Keywords:

  • Artificial satellite;
  • Geodetic satellites;
  • Leap seconds;
  • Portable atomic clock;
  • Universal coordinated time (UTC)

Summary

Timing accuracies available for observation of geodetic satellites are: 1 to 20 μsec with Loran C and 0.1 to 1.0 μsec with portable atomic clocks. Higher accuracies may be developed with very-long-baseline interferometry. Leap seconds will be introduced in 1972.