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DARPA wants to push the boundaries of where satellites can fly

Popular Science 01 Feb 2023
Satellites in Low Earth Orbit experience atmospheric drag, as the gaseous particles bound to Earth’s atmosphere expand and contract in cycle with the sun. This in turn can increase the friction on a satellite, which will require either orbital correction by onboard engines or an orbit degrading until the satellite re-enters the atmosphere proper.
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Next generation: could space-based solar farms solve our energy woes?

The Engineer 31 Jan 2023
You’re essentially putting your solar farm in full visibility of the sun, 24 hours a day ... “It is solar power as you know it, with solar panels converting sunlight into electricity, but in a way that is not possible to get on the surface of the Earth because of weather, the day and night cycle and the seasons,” Vijendran told The Engineer.
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Spring Festival blockbusters display cultural confidence

People Daily 31 Jan 2023
BEIJING, Jan ... dollars), the second-highest gross figures for the holiday to date ... "The Wandering Earth II" -- a prequel to the 2019 sci-fi blockbuster "The Wandering Earth" -- tells the story of mankind building enormous engines to propel Earth to a new solar system as the sun rapidly burns out ... "The effects are truly breathtaking ... (Web editor ... .
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The Wandering Earth II kindles sci-fi enthusiasm among audiences

China Daily 31 Jan 2023
The Wandering Earth II ranked second among six domestic titles released during the holiday, claiming a revenue of 2.16 billion yuan ... To escape the harm of a rapidly burning sun, humans in the movie try to build about 10,000 massive engines powered by nuclear fusions to propel the earth to a place far from damaging solar flares ...

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