[LMB] Soletta Physics Demystified

markus baur baur at chello.at
Wed Nov 4 19:10:04 GMT 2020


Am 04.11.2020 um 19:08 schrieb Zan Lynx:
> On 11/4/20 9:12 AM, WalterStuartBushell wrote:
>> Put the soletta at one of the Trojan points, I think the location was 
>> left purposely vague.
> 
> It isn't quite that simple because the soletta has to be huge if it is 
> to reflect a useful amount of light. For example, to double Komarr's 
> light it needs to have a radius equal to Komarr itself.
> 
> Which means that solar wind and photon pressure will have significant 
> effects on it. The Soletta cannot just orbit. It has to be actively 
> piloted as a light sail.

if komarr has significant amounts of greenhouse gasses (water, CO2, 
methane) trapped in permafrost even a small (1-2%) change in insolation 
will create strong changes over time ..

servus

markus


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