Monday, April 1, 2019

Astro-Calendar: April / Possible GPS Date & Time Problem April 6


Artist's conception of GPS Block II-F satellite in Earth orbit.
(Image Sources: NASA, Wikipedia.org, By NASA - http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/ftp/gps/ggeninfo/gps-iif.tif[dead link] (Wayback Machine), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=564265)
 April 6 will mark a critical "Week Number Roll-Over Event" which could affect the date and time functions on some GPS receivers. Since GPS began in 1980, this will only be the second time this event has happened, which occurs about once every 19.7 years.
More info: Link >>> https://www.gps-repeaters.com/blog/gps-week-number-rollover-april-6th-2019/

Astronomical Calendar for 2019 April ---
Link >>> http://buhlplanetarium4.tripod.com/astrocalendar/2019.html#apr

 Related Blog Post ---

"Astro-Calendar: March / 1st SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch March 2."

2019 March. 1.

Link >>> https://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2019/03/astro-calendar-march-1st-crew-dragon.html


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              Monday, 2019 April 1.

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