Solar sails to help keep pole-sitting satellites in their place [feedly]

sábado, 27 de febrero de 2016

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Solar sails to help keep pole-sitting satellites in their place
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Pole sitting was a fad in the United States in the 1920s, but ESA is putting a modern orbital spin on the practice. Investigating advanced orbital mechanics, the space agency has concluded that it's possible to build a hybrid solar-sail/electric-propulsion satellite that could hover over either of the Earth's poles by balancing the pull of the Earth and the Sun.

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Category: Space

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