On Mon, 8 Jan 2007, Steve Allen wrote: > > Don't forget that UTC and TAI are coordinate times which are difficult > to define off the surface of the earth. For chronometers outside of > geostationary orbit the nonlinear deviations between the rate of a local > oscillator and an earthbound clock climb into the realm of > perceptibility. There seems little point in claiming to use a uniform > time scale for a reference frame whose rate of proper time is notably > variable from your own.
According to the slides linked from Dave Mills's "Timekeeping in the Interplanetary Internet" page, they are planning to sync Mars time to UTC. http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ipin.html Tony. -- f.a.n.finch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://dotat.at/ LUNDY FASTNET IRISH SEA: SOUTHWEST 6 TO GALE 8. ROUGH OR VERY ROUGH. RAIN OR DRIZZLE. MODERATE OR GOOD.