[amsat-bb] Boost To higher Orbits?
nss at mwt.net
Sun Nov 29 16:49:45 PST 2009
This is now WAY out in crazy thinking. But we all know how a wind speed
anemometer works right? The flat side has more resistance to the
"Wind" than the rounded front side, so it has greater pressure exerted
on it right? This would even work with not so much half spheres as in a
traditional anemometer but with like pyramids shapes i would also think.
Now does solar "Wind' have pressures similar to air "Wind"? obviously
it does or they wouldn't be thinking if trying to use it right?
I know it's exceedingly small amounts of pressure. but if we were to
launch into an orbit that is as close to the equator as possible and the
bird deploys as large as possible equivalent of an anemometer cup and
it's positioned so that it's base is perpendicular to the solar wind
when it is directly at right angles to the earth and sun.
This tiny push, and then 180 deg later less push then 180 deg later
more push etc.
think this bird could ever so slowly in a spiral raise it's orbit?
Crazy? what's anyone think?
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