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July 15, 2010

 

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Geostationary Satellites, Rope, And Supplies From Earth

We've been imagining that we're sitting in a geostationary satellite. That's a satellite that orbits the equator at the same speed and direction.

July 14, 2010

 

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Would A Wide Rope Reach From Earth To A Geostationary Satellite?

If you want to reach from a geostationary satellite to earth using a rope does the rope's thickness matter?

July 13, 2010

 

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Could You Connect A Rope From A Geostationary Satellite To Earth?

Say you want to bring some supplies up to your satellite... could you just lower a rope down to earth and haul it up?

November 23, 2005

 

Haul Me Up or Haul You Down?

We’ve been imagining that we’re sitting in a geostationary satellite. That’s a satellite that orbits the equator at the same speed and direction as the earth turns. That means it’s always over the same spot of land, as if it were floating in the sky 22,500 miles up. We let down a rope to pull up some supplies. Will this work? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 23, 2005

 

A Wider Rope, Scotty

Are you familiar with a geostationary satellite? That’s a satellite that orbits the equator at the same speed as the earth turns, so it’s always over the same spot of land, 22,500 miles up. Could you let down a rope and pull up some supplies? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 23, 2005

 

Rope Me Up, Scotty

A geostationary satellite orbits the equator in the same direction and speed the earth turns. That means the satellite stays stationary with respect to the ground. It seems to be hanging in mid-air, if by mid-air, you mean 22,500 miles high. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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