Conquer Club

Should NASA turn Voyager I back around?

\\OFF-TOPIC// conversations about everything that has nothing to do with Conquer Club.

Moderator: Community Team

Forum rules
Please read the Community Guidelines before posting.

Should NASA turn Voyager I around and bring it back to Earth?

Total votes : 0

Re: Should NASA turn Voyager I back around?

Postby tzor on Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:36 pm

john9blue wrote:the awesome thing about satellites is that they keep going when they run out of gas

Only when they are actually in space. A significant number of them do experience small amounts of atmospheric drag.

Even above the Kármán line, significant atmospheric effects such as auroras still occur. Meteors begin to glow in this region though the larger ones may not burn up until they penetrate more deeply. The various layers of Earth's ionosphere, important to HF radio propagation, begin below 100 km and extend beyond 500 km. By comparison, the International Space Station and Space Shuttle typically orbit at 350–400 km, within the F-layer of the ionosphere where they encounter enough atmospheric drag to require reboosts every few months. Depending on solar activity, satellites can experience noticeable atmospheric drag at altitudes as high as 700–800 km.
User avatar
Corporal 1st Class tzor
Community Team
Community Team
Posts: 3745
Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:43 pm
Location: Long Island, NY, USA
Medals: 36
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (1) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (1) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (2)
Trench Warfare Achievement (2) Teammate Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (2) Beta Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (4)
General Achievement (3) Challenge Achievement (1) Tribe Achievement (1) General Contribution (9)


Return to A long-necked flying dog

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users