50 Kilometers above the moon

So tomorrow evening NASA is hoping to get this satellite launched out of Wallops Island, Virginia.  Orbital Sciences is launching the satellite payload on top of a converted Peacekeeper ICBM (InterContinental Ballistic Missile), now called a Minotaur V.  According to NASA’s mission statement, they would like to have the satellite orbiting the moon in a few […]

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That’s no moon…

…at least according to this article it isn’t, but it is a “quasi-satellite.”  They do say in about 5,000 years or so it might become one of Earth’s moons for a while.  The interesting thing about this particular satellite (it’s natural) is the orbital configuration, which scientists label co-orbital.  Such a weird one coinciding with […]

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