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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 ?. 

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.
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