Goldstone Timing Equipment

This is the master clock used at the Goldstone, California, Deep Space Network station from about 1983 to 2006. It provided accurate time to spacecraft navigators and the station’s computers, antennas, radio transmitters, and receivers. 

Caption:
This is the master clock used at the Goldstone, California, Deep Space Network station from about 1983 to 2006.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
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This is the master clock used at the Goldstone, California, Deep Space Network station from about 1983 to 2006.
This is the master clock used at the Goldstone, California, Deep Space Network station from about 1983 to 2006.