[LMB] Soletta design, and moons more generally.

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Tue Oct 23 06:52:24 BST 2018


> On Oct 22, 2018, at 9:41 PM, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> 
> a GEO orbit is not a problem if the planetary axis has any inclination to the ecliptik .. (as it is the case for earth) .. then you get shadowing of GEO only when the nodes (the crossings of GEO orbit with the ecliptic) point directly at the sun ..
> 
> around earth GEO satellites have to worry about being shadowed only a few days of the year - and than for only short periods (around 30 minutes come to mind)
> 

They are shadowed during the equinoxes; my BoE calculation for the length of the shadowing was 68 minutes; a wikipedia article on solar power satellites, see <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-based_solar_power#Potential>, claims 72 minutes.

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