Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space
Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space is a project led by the European Space Agency which will place an ultra-stable atomic clock on the International Space Station. Operation in the microgravity environment of the ISS will provide a stable and accurate time base for different areas of research, including general relativity and string theory tests, time and frequency metrology, and very long baseline interferometry.
ACES is expected to be ready for launch in 2016 and have an 18-30 month operations phase.
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