Re: Somewhat OT Interesting Question in a survey

From: Russell Eberst (
Date: Sun Dec 21 2008 - 10:44:45 UTC

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    Paul Grace wrote:
    ...and as it continued to fall toward the
    south pole it would slow, until it reached zero speed at the earth's surface
    at the south pole,...
    It would actually still have sufficient velocity at the surface to reach around
    45 metres above the surface, before starting its return journey.
    see "Observing Earth Satellites" by Desmond King-Hele, page 149.
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