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Re: GPS ERROR ? Kep's



Well, the earth rotates 360 degrees in 86,400 seconds.  That's 0.004167 
degrees per second.  So at half a second "slow", we're "off" by 0.002083 
degrees.  I can live with that.

David, KY7DR

At 11:29 AM 1/20/2005, Steve kb9ups wrote:
>Hello to the Group,
>I have heard that as a result of the tsunami the Earth "lost" 1/2 second 
>in rotation and that the Earth is no longer under the satellites as it 
>was. At the speed of the Earths rotation, this would be a significant 
>difference. So, what does this do to the kep's and have they been 
>corrected? Anyone?
>
>
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