Reply to post: Re: 10,000ths of a radian per second

ESA's Solar Orbiter sails safely past Earth despite orbiting debris concerns


Re: 10,000ths of a radian per second

The force needed to accelerate something at 1G is dependent on something's mass. The Solar Orbiter's mass is 1,800 kg, so acceleration at 1G would require close to 18,000 N, not 100. Acceleration at .5N thrust would be less than 0.0003 m/s^2, so about 0.00003 G. It is a very tiny thrust.

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