[amsat-bb] could we raise orbit etc.
donmc at xtra.co.nz
Mon Feb 19 20:35:05 PST 2007
This is so on topic that it deserves to grow a life.
Since both the earth and the sun have magnetic fields it may be
possible, at various times depending on the relative positions of the
spacecraft, earth and sun to change the spacecraft velocity by using
This is an interesting subject that is sure to have been discussed
before, but an internet search didn't come up with much at all.
Some one on the list will probably be able to point to some research
on the subject.
For sure it would be a slow,computation intensive endeavor but I
cannot see why it, theoretically at least, cannot be done.
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