[amsat-bb] Can orbit be raised by magnetorque ?

lu7abf lu7abf at amsat.org.ar
Mon Feb 19 10:34:09 PST 2007

Thinking on a future LEO Sun-synchronous satellite project, this question was made.

What happens if  when satellite in the north we apply a north magnetic field on z plane, will satellite raise orbit ?.

Same but opposite on south. Due limited energy available could this raise be significant if applied on all orbits ?. 

Thanks for any answer or comment.

lu7abf, Pedro Converso
lu7abf at amsat.org.ar

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