The Mengtian lab module being moved to the Wenchang spaceport. The clocks and six other cabins will ride with the Mengtian to dock with the Tiangong in October. Photo: Handout
The Mengtian lab module being moved to the Wenchang spaceport. The clocks and six other cabins will ride with the Mengtian to dock with the Tiangong in October. Photo: Handout
Science

Chinese atomic clock trio bound for Tiangong space station in boost to GPS, dark matter probes

  • Devices of exceptional accuracy seen to have profound implications for GPS, national defence, deep space exploration and fundamental physics research
  • System will be about thousands of times more accurate than clocks on navigation satellites, China’s top space scientist says

The Mengtian lab module being moved to the Wenchang spaceport. The clocks and six other cabins will ride with the Mengtian to dock with the Tiangong in October. Photo: Handout
The Mengtian lab module being moved to the Wenchang spaceport. The clocks and six other cabins will ride with the Mengtian to dock with the Tiangong in October. Photo: Handout
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