[time-nuts] Pendulums & Atomic Clocks & Gravity
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat May 26 18:22:54 EDT 2007
In message <71128454-92C4-4AB9-8170-94A29554FD15 at gmail.com>, Neville Michie wri
>These points are good for satelites as the orbit never decays.
But you came close :-)
Station keeping in these orbits is much more important than in regular
freefall orbits, because the domain of stability is not very large.
For a good story about this, read about the (truly amazing!) recovery
of the SOHO solar observatory, which is located in such a point.
Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk at FreeBSD.ORG | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe
Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.
More information about the time-nuts