Re: OT: Was this the Project Kevin Fetter Referred to?

From: Jonathan W (tlj1899@gmail.com)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2012 - 05:43:13 UTC

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    The author of the article below posits that geostationary satellites will
    remain in their orbits indefinitely - until they are removed, or the Sun
    becomes a red giant some 5 billion years from now, since there is
    absolutely no atmospheric drag at the altitude of 22,300 miles.  But is
    that really true?  Is there ABSOLUTELY *NO* atmospheric drag at that
    altitude?  Even if there is barely measurable drag when measured over a
    period of a few decades, the orbits wouldn't actually be permanent, when
    considering timescales in the billions of years.
    
    Jonathan
    
    On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM, Young, Brad <Alan.Young@wpxenergy.com>wrote:
    
    > http://www.weather.com/news/last-pictures-satellite-photos-record-20121203
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    > Brad
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