The Use of Time-Forwarding to Place Satellites in Orbit

Satellites are becoming smaller and less expensive, mostly due to the advances in electronics, while the launch costs remain prohibitive for mass commercial use. Launch costs for a typical telecommunications satellite are around $120MM USD. This short technical paper proposes a method for placing a 500 kg (1100 lb) satellite in orbit for about $2 USD. The math calculation is provided. More

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