NASA is preparing to launch a new atomic clock in orbit with the Falcon missile on Monday in a pilot mission to a technology that could change the way humans explore space altogether.
According to “Space”, the Atomic Clock of Deep Space, developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a ready-made space update for the atomic clocks we use here on earth.
These are the hours that actually fly on satellites in order to provide GPS.
The new atomic clock will make the spacewalk of distant objects in space, such as the Mars flight more independent of Earth.
The accuracy of the spacecraft’s location, which scientists hope to obtain with the deep deep space clock, will allow the spacecraft, Alone, without any contact with the Earth.
NASA said there will be a significant improvement in how current navigation of spacecraft is, since at present astronomers are already using clocks to travel in space, but they are working by sending a signal to the spacecraft, which returns them to Earth to determine the reality of its location in space. The signal translation is then routed to the vehicle.
As for the atomic clock of the new deep space it will happen without sending a signal to the earth with high accuracy and unprecedented speed.
Atomic clocks will combine atomic oscillators and certain types of atoms to create better stability. At atomic time atomic space in NASA will use mercury atoms that will be less accurate than nanoseconds after four days and less than a second after 10 years.
It could take 10 million years for the clock to become less timing accuracy for location trends.