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Old March 7 2010, 10:22 PM   #20
Wingsley
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Re: Does The Enterprise Orbit

Here's a different approach:

Is there anything in canon to support or refute the notion that a space vessel's "orbit" of a given planet could be "powered" for one instance and "natural" for the next? In other words, could the Enterprise and other vessels in TOS/TNG/etc be employing different "orbit" techniques depending on the mission and the skipper's discretion?
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