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Posted by Wayne/">Wayne on November 15, 1999 06:14:51 UTC

: Please correct me if i'm wrong guys. Didn't we send up a satellite up a year ago that is to orbit at a distance between the Earth and sun so that it doesn't have to spend a lot fuel maintaining its orbit. The gravitational pull of the Earth and the sun will cancel each other out.?

sialis, Its not a matter of the sun's and earth's gravity being cancelled out that keeps the bird up in orbit. Once the satellite moved to the side of the earth away from the sun the effect you describe would be lost, and the craft would slip off into space or fall back to earth. Orbiting is a matter of how high you put it and how fast it travels. Too slow, it falls to earth. Too fast it flies off into space.

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