[LMB] Soletta Physics Demystified

markus baur baur at chello.at
Thu Nov 5 06:36:53 GMT 2020

low - for something of this size and low mass is BAD

three reasons

1. drag - not only slowing the soletta, but also putting aerodynamic 
forces on something very large and flimsy

2. in any komarr orbit the soletta has to rotate in order to keep the 
proper orientation towards sun and komarr - in low orbit this rotation 
needs to be fast (at least once per orbit) and becomes a major stress 
factor on the soletta via centrifugal forces

3. in low orbit the soletty will spend almost half the time in Komarr 
shadow - reducing its cost efficiency  by that factor



Am 05.11.2020 um 01:26 schrieb Pouncer via Lois-Bujold:
> Personally, I suspect it's in a relatively low polar orbit.

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