[amsat-bb] Could we raise orbit thru magnetorque?

lu7abf lu7abf at amsat.org.ar
Sun Feb 18 19:48:27 PST 2007

In thinking on a future satellite project, this question was made.

Argument is:  if when satellite is in the north, a north magnetic field is applied on z plane, will satellite raise orbit ? Same but opposite on south. Considering limited energy available could this raise be significant if applied on all orbits ?. 

Tks for any answer or argument.

lu7abf, Pedro Converso
lu7abf at amsat.org.ar

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