Re: Dust in Earth's Magnetosphere

Date: Fri Jul 21 2000 - 17:53:29 MDT said:
> Some of you earth spacecraft/rocket people might be interested in the
> following paper, avail in HTML at:



I don't read high-level (pun acknowledged, but not intended) physics very
well. Can you say whether this work has implications for our continuing
ability to put up satellites and to leave Earth orbit? Is the situation
with microparticles going to get continually worse over some time frame?
Are the negative potentials in themselves harmful to vehicles either in or
transiting through the magnetosphere? Any chance of harnessing this kind
of effect to clean out some of the debris?


Chris Hibbert       Computers are telescopes we use to see the infosphere.  Some care about telescopes, most want to see the stars.
                            Paraphrased from Gelernter

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