I am a mechanical engineer working on ground systems software in the European space industry.
Time is...complicated. It seems simple enough when you are close to the surface of the Earth and you have a device in your pocket that is constantly connected to atomic clocks. But go to outer space and things get uncomfortable pretty quickly. This talk explores how AstroTime.jl has evolved and how it can help you deal with the intricacies of time such as leap seconds and different time scales. Even if you are neither an astronomer nor an astronaut!
Commercial space is taking off and new programs developed by the space agencies such as NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) are encouraging private companies to venture beyond Low Earth Orbit. Telespazio Germany aims to support NewSpace companies taking to the skies by providing the necessary infrastructure on the ground. We believe that Julia could play an instrumental part in this and we want to show what we have been working on and what we have planned for the future!