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Re: satellite propulsion thrust equations



At 11:52 PM 10/12/2005, G0MRF@aol.com wrote:

>Achim's .xls file is very interesting. Playing with the numbers produces
>some very interesting results. The required delta V for the example is quite
>high, 2000m/sec.  However, if you play with the mass and reduce the
>specification of the propulsion system I see it's still possible to 
>raise an  orbit from
>something like AO-51 to a higer RS15 type orbit with a delta V of  just
>200m/sec. Amazing.  Still, I shall keep looking at 7500km (ish)

If I recall, particle radiation is also an issue as 7500km would be 
within the inner Van Allen belt.

73 de VK3JED
http://vkradio.com
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