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  Statite
A statite is a hypothetical type of artificial satellite that employs a solar sail to continuously modify its orbit in ways that gravity alone would not allow.
Typically, a statite would use the solar sail to "hover" in a location that would not otherwise be available as a stable geosynchronous orbit; statites have been proposed that would remain in fixed locations high over Earth's poles, using reflected sunlight to counteract the gravity pulling them down.
Statites might also employ their sails to change the shape or velocity of more conventional orbits, depending upon the purpose of the particular statite.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/st/Statite.html   (169 words)

  
 Statite: spacecraft that utilizes sight pressure and method of use - Patent 5183225
Since the Statite is stationary with respect to the Earth, the gravitational attraction of the mass of the Earth for the mass of the Statite is not cancelled out by orbital motion, instead it is cancelled by the light pressure force.
Instead of the Statite being balanced by sunlight in the gravitational field of the Earth, the Statite would be placed in orbit around the Sun, at such a distance from the earth that the gravitational field of the Earth plus the moon is only a perturbation on the gravitational field of the Sun.
In this mode of operation, although the Statite is moving relative to the Earth, it is not in orbit around the Earth, and, therefore, is not a satellite of the Earth.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5183225.html   (4083 words)

  
 Statite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A statite is a hypothetical type of artificial satellite thatemploys a solar sail to continuously modify its orbit in ways that gravity alone would not allow.
Statites might also employ their sails to change the shape orvelocity of more conventional orbits, depending upon the purpose of the particular statite.
The concept of the statite was invented by Robert L. Forward.No statites have been deployed to date, as solar sail technology is still in its infancy.
www.therfcc.org /statite-69525.html   (172 words)

  
 Read about Statite at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Statite and learn about Statite here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A statite is a hypothetical type of artificial satellite that employs a solar sail to continuously modify its
Typically, a statite would use the solar sail to "hover" in a location that would not otherwise be available as a stable
Statites have been proposed that would remain in fixed locations high over Earth's poles, using reflected
encyclopedia.worldvillage.com /s/b/Statite   (196 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Statite
Typically, a statite would use the solar sail to "hover" in a location that would not otherwise be available as a stable geosynchronous orbit.
Statites have been proposed that would remain in fixed locations high over Earth's poles, using reflected sunlight to counteract the gravity pulling them down.
Robert Lull Forward commonly known as Robert L. Forward (August 15, 1932 - September 21, 2002) was a United States physicist and science fiction writer.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/statite   (444 words)

  
 LiftPort Group Discussion Boards - Hurrican force winds + ribbon = ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Perhaps this is outlandish, but a massive solar statite that uses solar pressure to keep it over the poles will allow shorter tether lengths and can be used as reflectors to beam out ahead of hurricanes, and sap life giving convection out from in front of them, so their fuel is dried up.
A statite dangle space elevator only need to be a couple of hundred miles tall, though.
As I understand a Solar Statite orbit it is an orbit of the sun behind (or ahead of) the earth.
www.liftport.com /forums/printthread.php?t=61   (4082 words)

  
 Statite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Un statite es un tipo hipotético de satélite artificial que emplee una vela solar para modificar contínuo su órbita de las maneras que la gravedad solamente no permitiría.
Statites pudo también emplear sus velas para cambiar la forma o velocidad de órbitas más convencionales, dependiendo del propósito del statite particular.
No se ha desplegado ningunos statites hasta la fecha, pues la tecnología solar de la vela todavía está en su infancia.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/st/Statite.htm   (151 words)

  
 Geosynchronous orbit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Theoretically an active geosynchronous orbit can be maintained if forces other than gravity are also used to maintain the orbit, such as a solar sail.
Such a statite can be geosynchronous in an orbit different (higher, lower, more or less elliptical, or some other path) from the conic section orbit formed by a gravitational body.
A further form of geosynchronous orbit is obtained by the theoretical space elevator in which one end of the structure is tethered to the ground, maintaining a longer orbital period than by gravity alone if under tension.
www.wikipedia.com /wiki/Geosynchronous_orbit   (652 words)

  
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By adjusting the sail area statites can move in and out, and by adjusting their angle they can move away if needed.
The force on a statite would be F = L/(4 pi c r^2) - GMm/r^2, where L is the total luminosity of the sun (3.9e26 W), M is the mass of the sun, m is the density of the statite, r the distance to the sun and c is the speed of light.
The net force from the solar wind and the light pressure (which is larger than the solar wind pressure) is also minor compared to the attraction of the sun and the internal strains of a rotating dyson shell.
research.lifeboat.com /dyson.htm   (5437 words)

  
 LufWiki . GIG . SolariaSummary (r1.1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Robert Forward has suggested using this effect to position a "statite," a non-orbiting platform in a stationary position over Earth's polar regions.
The statite remains fixed in Earth's gravitational pull by the counter-balancing force of sunlight on a reflecting sail.
In a Solarian application, a power-statite would be positioned at a moderate distance from the Sun, within the orbit of Mercury but away from the plane of the planets.
www.luf.org /bin/view/GIG/SolariaSummary?rev=1.1   (1173 words)

  
 Statite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
No statites have been deployed to as solar sail technology is still in infancy.
See Forward's U.S. Patent 5 183 "Statite: Spacecraft That Utilizes Light Pressure and of Use " filed 9 January 1989 and issued 2 February 1993.
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www.freeglossary.com /Statite   (220 words)

  
 IIDB - More Wacky Power Schemes
The old sci-fi standby, a big lense in orbit as a 'statite' focusses sunlight onto a target on earth.
Status: Building a statite mirror is very, very difficult.
The mirror might ripple, be difficult to control, be slowly shredded by micrometeors, etc. Also, while getting the mylar like material into space isn't impossible, making a smooth enough large stable surface would be very difficult.
www.iidb.org /vbb/showthread.php?t=41874   (1891 words)

  
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A third kind of shell would be very thin and non-rotating, held up by the radiation pressure of the sun.
For a statite in the solar system, the density would be around 0.78 g/m
In a Type I dyson sphere the light pressure could be used to keep statites hanging in space.
www.nada.kth.se /~asa/Hx/dyson.html   (5125 words)

  
 Statite Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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www.greatartworks.com /encyclopedia/Statite   (365 words)

  
 Technological Requirements for Terraforming Mars
Rather, solar light pressure could be made to balance the planet's gravity, allowing it to hover as a "statite" [6] with its power output trained constantly at the polar region.
The statite reflector concept and the required mirror size to produce a given polar temperature rise is shown in figs 8 and 9.
Forward, "The Statite: A Non-Orbiting Spacecraft," AIAA 89-2546, AIAA/ASME 25th Joint Propulsion Conference, Monterey, CA, July 1989.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~mfogg/zubrin.htm   (5870 words)

  
 Grant's Zubrin Statites for Celestia
Here are the elements for a pair of Zubrin statite mirrors, hovering permanently over the Martian night side and illuminating the poles.
I've spun them slowly to keep them flat - it's clear that Selden is right and you couldn't hang anything from such filmy things without inducing distortions.
The Sun's gravity shifts the gravitational vector slightly towards the Sun-side of Mars' centre, allowing the statite to be slightly undertilted, so that its reflected light hits, rather than grazes, the opposite polar region.
www.lns.cornell.edu /~seb/celestia/hutchison/statite.html   (513 words)

  
 Statit e-Server   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Statit Custom QC The desktop development tool for Statit e-Server.
The Statit e-Server SDK consists of two separate installation programs: Statit Custom QC and Statit e-Server.
Statit Custom QC will automatically log the command equivalent for your interactive operations.
www.statit.com /download.htm   (299 words)

  
 Terraforming
Solettas exist in a variety of forms, from the small lunettes merely adding light to otherwise dark regions, over the agrisolettas improving agriculture or biological production to the major climate control solettas that heat up entire planets.
Most are simply extremely thin films placed in a statite position above one of the poles of the planet, reflecting sunlight down on the surface.
In terraforming gas giant moons large frameworks are placed in the L4 and L5 positions around the moon and adjustable reflectors reflect extra sunlight onto the planet.
www.orionsarm.com /tech/terraforming.html   (3502 words)

  
 Debt collection letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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bankruptcy-information.eresex.com /debt-collection-letters.html   (1862 words)

  
 World's largest solar installation to use Stirling engine technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An SPS is placed in a near solar orbit of (preferrably) around 10 million km from the sun.
The solar energy is converted to microwave which is beamed to a statite in polar orbit.
The polar statite in turn beams the energy down to receiving stations along the hemisphere.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1462580/posts   (4677 words)

  
 Please use the menu below to browse through our online catalogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Klinger Sil Non-asbestos jointing manufactured from a combination of synthetic fibres, rubber and inorganic fillers.
Klinger Statite - Vegetable fibre vellumoid petrol jointing.
Klinger Ferroflex - For the manufacture of automotive and cylinder head gaskets.
www.gentechpu.com /gasketing_sheeting.htm   (143 words)

  
 tenn60eng
Conceived as the basic hollowbody in the Chet Atkins line, a sort of 6120's little sister, it was - and is - a fantastic guitar.
Equipped with a single FilterTron humbucking pickup, it shares many features of the 6120 including a simpler version of the internal sound-post bracing system, oval-button Grover StaTite tuners, 16" body width with single rounded cutaway, "signpost" Atkins logo on the pickguard (which is fl instead of gold), Bigsby vibrato.
The guitar you see here comes from the very last production run as you can see from a few details: the thinner body - almost a thinline depth, the solid fl headstock veneer, the Gretsch by Bigsby V-Cutout vibrato tailpiece (see also the '59 we have sold last year, now in our
xoomer.virgilio.it /realvintage2/tenn60eng.html   (274 words)

  
 The Gretsch Pages Synchromatics and other acoustic archtops info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Synchromatic line, introduced in 1939, descended from the prewar line of archtops made up of the 25, 35 and 65 student-grade models and the professional quality 100, 150 and 250.
The student-grade guitars were mostly maple with pressed, laminated spruce tops, rosewood fretboards, small mother-of-pearl markers and Grover StaTite tuners.
The higher-end models featured a 16-inch flamed or curly maple bodies and carved spruce tops.
www.gretschpages.com /models/synchromatic   (747 words)

  
 Swiss Screw Machine Products and Thread Lock Coating | RDO Enterprises
CNC Puma - 04 - up to 6" diameter
RDO also offers Fastener Thread Coating for Miniature Fasteners with its STATITE Thread Lock Process.
STATITE is a specially formulated coating which helps prevent fasteners from loosening from vibration or tension.
www.rdoent.com /swiss-screw-machine.htm   (87 words)

  
 A Supersynchronous Solar Power Satellite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As it happens, there exists a set of orbits with exactly the required parameters: halo orbits around the L-2 Earth-Sun lagrange point.
An alternate possibility, the use of a solar sail to allow the satellite to hover above the night side of the Earth (the "statite" concept), was analyzed, but the required mass to area ratio was beyond the capability of existing materials.
The Earth-Sun Lagrange point, Earth-Sun L-2, is technically known as the Trans-Earth Lagrange point.
www.sff.net /people/Geoffrey.Landis/supersynch.html   (1396 words)

  
 Gretsch Tennessee Rose Electric Guitar
The binding is on the body as well as on the neck for a real classy look.
The Neck also sports the neoclassic poition markers and grover Statite tuners.
The neck also has a rosewood fretboard and a zero fret.
www.kellyindustries.com /guitars/gretsch_g6119.html   (202 words)

  
 Re: Pole comms upgrade--fiber to Dome C?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a wonderful and timely project - with the amount of research and support activities going on at the Pole, a high-bandwidth 24x7x365 channel is an absolute necessity, not a luxury.
As an alternative solution, has anyone considered a STATITE - a satellite that uses a solar sail to "hover" in a geostationary position over a non-equatorial (i.e.
As another alternative, has anyone considered a stationary (tethered?) balloon hovering directly above the Pole to act as a relay?
www.70south.com /News/news/1029627637/1029909544/index_html   (183 words)

  
 21 Sep History: This Date   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The ship would be propelled by a laser beam or high-energy particles shot from Earth; traveling at 90'000 km/sec, it would reach the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, in less than 50 years.
Forward designed a satellite, called a statite, that could hover 300'000 km above one of the poles, held in place by sails filled by solar winds.
In 1993 his design won a patent, one of the 20 that he received.
www.jcanu.hpg.com.br /history/h4sep/h4sep21.html   (8806 words)

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