Space watches

Calculating mission phases with OMEGA's X-33 Skywalker

Calculating mission phases with OMEGA's X-33 Skywalker

For celestial  navigation, ignore if you will the image of Luke Skywalker in an X-fighter, and think more of Jim Lovell in Apollo 13. The reality of navigating a spaceship entails a series of minutely timed and controlled events, whether they are orbital corrections, interplanetary insertions or vehicle rendezvous and un-docking. The OMEGA X-33 Skywalker has a patented Phase Elapsed Time timescale to help with this.

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My visit to the OMEGA Museum, Vienna.

My visit to the OMEGA Museum, Vienna.

While sight-seeing in Vienna, I walked past the OMEGA Boutique and noticed they had a museum! As it turns out, the only other official OMEGA Museum in the world after the main one in Biel, SwitzerlandHere are a few photos I took of my visit. Hope you enjoy them.

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