US space agency NASA to devise time standard for the moon

5 April 2024
2024-04-05 10:22

The US government said it will start preparing to establish a new unified time standard for the moon.

The US space agency NASA will play a leading role in setting up Coordinated Lunar Time. Time passes a little faster on the moon than on the Earth. This is because lunar gravity is one-sixth of the Earth's. The new policy is aimed at enabling countries and businesses to carry out missions accurately and safely to the moon, Mars and beyond.

The White House said NASA will provide a finalized strategy no later than 31st December, 2026. The agency will coordinate with the departments of Commerce, Defense, State and Transportation.

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