[ExI] Name the Rogue Satellite Operation

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Thu Feb 21 10:30:26 UTC 2008

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 05:41:09PM -0800, spike wrote:

> Gene, hitting a satellite with an explosive when the satellite is in the
> upper atmosphere might raise the apogee of some of the fragments, but the

Okay, the thing is at reentry already. I didn't knew that.

> perigee would still be right where it was when it was hit.  The fragments
> have a lower ballistic coefficient than the whole, so their resulting orbit
> decays rapidly.  This event will not do harm to LEO for more than a couple
> weeks, whereas the Chinese have effectively ruled out a space elevator for
> decades at least.

Another fun thing: put lots of fast crap into orbit intersecting
with geostationary.

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