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Proceedings of the Workshop on the Scientific Applications of Clocks in SpaceThe Workshop on Scientific Applications of Clocks in space was held to bring together scientists and technologists interested in applications of ultrastable clocks for test of fundamental theories, and for other science investigations. Time and frequency are the most precisely determined of all physical parameters, and thus are the required tools for performing the most sensitive tests of physical theories. Space affords the opportunity to make measurement, parameters inaccessible on Earth, and enables some of the most original and sensitive tests of fundamental theories. In the past few years, new developments in clock technologies have pointed to the opportunity for flying ultrastable clocks in support of science investigations of space missions. This development coincides with the new NASA paradigm for space flights, which relies on frequent, low-cost missions in place of the traditional infrequent and high-cost missions. The heightened interest in clocks in space is further advanced by new theoretical developments in various fields. For example, recent developments in certain Grand Unified Theory formalisms have vastly increased interest in fundamental tests of gravitation physics with clocks. The workshop included sessions on all related science including relativity and gravitational physics, cosmology, orbital dynamics, radio science, geodynamics, and GPS science and others, as well as a session on advanced clock technology.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Maleki, Lute (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1997
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:112594
Meeting Information
Workshop on the Scientific Applications of Clocks in Space(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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