[time-nuts] Timing Distribution in Mountainous Terrain

Matthew Kaufman matthew at matthew.at
Fri Sep 10 18:46:55 UTC 2010

  On 9/10/2010 11:19 AM, Oz-in-DFW wrote:
> On 9/10/2010 12:26 PM, Stanley Reynolds wrote:
>> On the crazy side another common view object is the lunar laser ranging
>> retroreflector array. Has been improvements in cost of lasers and telescopes in
>> the past 41 years and it doesn't appear to be headed for shutdown anytime soon.
>> Stanley
> Can they even shut this down?  I thought it was passive.  Last I heard
> they were worried about it becoming unusable as the loss was rising,
> presumably because of dust accretion.  But even that seems to have
> stabilized.
Some failure modes that cause every GPS satellite to be unusable might 
also affect the moon.

Of course, you'll have bigger problems to worry about when this happens.

Matthew Kaufman

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