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.
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