Galactic Standard Time
Galactic Standard Time or GST is the most popular time system in the Frontier. The GST system uses hours, minutes and seconds. An hour is 60 minutes long, a minute is 60 seconds long. A second is defined as the length of time needed for a beam of light to travel 300,000 km through a vacuum.
One year in Galactic Standard Time is 8,000 hours long. A standard year is divided into 400 20-hour days. Each day is divided into a 10-hour work period and a 10-hour rest period. These standardized days and years are used mainly for record-keeping.
Besides Galactic Standard Time, many planets have their own local time system. These local systems use GST seconds, minutes and hours, but the length of the day and year varies from planet to planet. The length of the local day is the time it takes for the planet to rotate through one complete day/ night cycle. A local day usually is divided into equal periods of light and darkness, although these can vary if the planet’s axis is tilted in relation to its orbit. A local year is the length of time the planet takes to make one complete revolution around the its star.