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To: Lancey Howard

At 22,000+ miles out they are so far and so fast that they will never come back. By comparison the space station is only 263 miles up. It experiences tiny atmospheric drag and must be occasionally boosted or it will eventually fall. The GS sats carry an amount of reserve fuel so when they get old they can be boosted out even further, out of the way, to a trash orbit. It would take a hugh amount of fuel to slow them down enough to fall back to earth, seriesly ;-).


29 posted on 03/23/2013 3:19:51 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Theophilus
It would take a hugh amount of fuel to slow them down enough to fall back to earth,

Twenty-nine comments and nobody's mentioned the REAL cause of this: GLOBAL WARMING ?

WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE ? ?

31 posted on 03/23/2013 3:38:54 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Theophilus

“At 22,000+ miles out they are so far and so fast that they will never come back. “

Geosynch satellites are at the tipping point. That is inside of geosynch, satellites fall to earth, and outside, they spin off to space.

The moon is slowly going out to space.

but yes, with a tiny boost, the geo synch satellites will go out to space.


45 posted on 03/23/2013 6:55:38 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Theophilus

“At 22,000+ miles out they are so far and so fast that they will never come back. “

Geosynch satellites are at the tipping point. That is inside of geosynch, satellites fall to earth, and outside, they spin off to space.

The moon is slowly going out to space.

but yes, with a tiny boost, the geo synch satellites will go out to space.


46 posted on 03/23/2013 6:56:41 AM PDT by staytrue
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