Timmy Elsewhere

At the ASI.

Why not spend the fiscal boost on saving Gaia?

2 thoughts on “Timmy Elsewhere”

  1. “given that such systems would be in geostationary orbit we don’t have to worry about night and day (or cloud cover, obviously) so we solve the storage problem as well.”

    Is that right?

    I would have thought that geostationary orbit meant that half the time the satellite would be in darkness, producing no power.

    Tim adds: Err, no. Geostationary is a long way up.

  2. It would be 36,000 km above the Earth, the Earth’s radius is about 6,000 km.

    I see, it’s describing a circle seven times larger than the Earth, so it would only be obscured by the Earth for a small period of time around midnight.

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