[time-nuts] Health of GPS constellation questioned -- "recently there have been more satellite outages than ever before"

bg at lysator.liu.se bg at lysator.liu.se
Wed Sep 6 13:59:32 EDT 2006

On Wed, September 6, 2006 18:16, Normand Martel said:

> BTW, on all the 26 live stellites, only six (01, 08,
> 10, 24, 27 and 30) run on Cesium standards, all other
> rely on Rubidium.
> 73 de Normand Martel VE2UM
> Montreal, Qc. Canada.

The latest greatest SVs do not have Cesiums - only Rubidiums. Search the
archives and you will find a thread about these Rbs that outperform all
previous GPS space cesiums and Rb out to a day or more.


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