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Old March 8 2010, 01:47 AM   #23
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Re: Does The Enterprise Orbit

According to this Memory Alpha article, the Enterprise orbited Excalbia at an altitude of almost 643.5 miles. If we assume that this orbit was a "powered" one, and that it would be typical of "powered" orbits, would it require huge amounts of energy to sustain? I could see this notion of "powered" orbits being used, but I would think it would have to be arranged to avoid excessive power consumption.
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