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Test - Integrate - Control

Time input is now consistent across the system

Time input interpretation has been harmonised across the system. You may need to double-check your sequences for correctness of time arguments to TOPE commands.
When a time argument is passed to a TOPE command (e.g. tcsend or utope::processtmpacket), the system will interpret it in the following order:
  • ISO time
  • raw archive time (nanoseconds from the 1970 epoch)
  • double OBT (seconds and subseconds from the spacecraft epoch)
  • SCOS2000 ASD
  • user format TM/dateTimeFormat setting

To be recognised as a double (OBT), there must be a decimal point, otherwise the number will be interpreted as an integer (raw archive time).