A3_11 “Take the Next Left …†at Olympus Mons

Tim Booth, Liam Ryan, Dennis Karazhov


This paper analyses the effects due to special and general relativity on a GPS satellite orbiting at an altitude of 3 Mars radii. It was found that in order to keep both the ground station and the satellite in synchronisation the clock on the satellite would have to be 1.56 μs per Martian day faster than the one on the ground.

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