[time-nuts] Coming to a drive-way near you: Optical Lattice clocks

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Feb 24 01:49:24 EST 2017

In message <03067739-6291-4E37-831C-875022DBDB5E at n1k.org>, Bob Camp writes:

>I agree with their premise that to be useful you need transportable clocks. I’m not quite sure
>that something the size (and weight) of a pickup truck is really transportable. Yes one can 
>move it around (unlike a small mountain)  …. Transporting something like that from here to 
>Europe and back *would* make the charges FedEx comes up with on a  40Kg box look 
>cheap though :)

Buy a shipping container with cooling, set the thermostat for
something like +10C, install a ton of good VRLA lead acids, install
suitable telemetry and hand it over the MAERSK, with a manifest
which says "near metacenter, power critical" ?

Wouldn't be that expensive, and you'd know it is pretty close to MSL all along.

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