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Old March 6 2010, 05:12 PM   #8
LCARS 24
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Re: Does The Enterprise Orbit

By constantly applying thrust to match escape velocity for a given altitude and adjusting for planetary rotation, they can maintain a parking orbit above a certain spot for as long as they like. The lower the orbit, the more fuel it takes to do that. NASA can't afford to do it, but for a starship, that's peanuts.
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