Establishing Coordinated Lunar Time standard for lunar missions

South China Morning Post April 2, 2024, 08:00 PM UTC

Summary: The White House directed NASA to establish a Coordinated Lunar Time (LTC) standard by the end of 2026 for lunar missions. On the moon, an Earth-based clock would lose 58.7 microseconds per day. LTC aims to synchronize operations, secure data transfers, and manage lunar commerce. NASA's Artemis program plans to send astronauts to the moon and establish a lunar base. International agreements will be crucial for implementing LTC.

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