RE: Leap seconds

From: Dale Ireland (
Date: Sun Jun 30 2002 - 19:32:32 EDT

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    No! the software is responsible for the position error. The software should
    be written to account for leap seconds. The whole celestial coordinate
    system and the reality of changes in the earth's rotation shouldn't be
    blamed for deficiencies in the satellite position software.
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Sebastian Stabroth []
    > I compared this result using two elsets with
    > also 1 day but
    > no leap second in between and the position error gets down to 0.1
    > km. So here
    > the leap second is responsible for the position error.
    > Cheers,
    > Sebastian
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