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Re: Could we raise orbit thru magnetorque?



 
In a message dated 19/02/2007 21:50:04 GMT Standard Time,  
lu7abf@amsat.org.ar writes:


Argument is:  if when satellite is in the north, a north  magnetic field is 
applied on z plane, will satellite raise orbit ? Same but  opposite on south. 
Considering limited energy available could this raise be  significant if 
applied on all orbits ?. 
 
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Very interesting. Don't know the answer.
 
However, if you are in the North then you need to generate a 'south pole'  to 
repel the satellite.
 
-Remember, the geographic north pole is a magnetic south pole-  That's  why 
the north pole of your compass points towards it.
 
73
 
David
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