Scientists decided to “redraw” the space frontier: why and who benefits

Ученые решили "перекроить" границу космоса: зачем и кому это выгодно

International aeronautical Federation (FAI) has proposed lowering line Pocket, the conditional border with space from 100 to 80 kilometers.

In 2019 there will be a discussion of the issue, reports FAI.

The space frontier was named after the scientist Theodor von Pocket, which has calculated that at this altitude the density of the atmosphere becomes so rarefied that the speed of the aircraft required to create a sufficient lifting force must be greater than the first cosmic velocity.

Ученые решили "перекроить" границу космоса: зачем и кому это выгодно

According to the latest research, review of line heights Pocket scientists believe appropriate. Recently, one of them was published in the journal Acta Astronautica by Jonathan McDowell, astronomer, and Explorer of space flight at the Harvard-Smithsonian center for astrophysics.

According to the scientist’s calculations, for most satellites, the gravity exceeds the force of the wind at altitudes from 70 to 90 kilometers.

Ученые решили "перекроить" границу космоса: зачем и кому это выгодно

It is worth emphasizing that the air force and so traditionally considers the boundary of space height of 50 miles (80,47 km).

It is known that the company Virgin Galactic, which is going to deal with the carriage of tourists to space on its orbital plane SpaceShipTwo, the reduction of boundaries is very profitable. So, in July of this year, the prototype air transport flew up to 52 kilometers. The lower imaginary line space, the faster the company will reach the goal.

Ученые решили "перекроить" границу космоса: зачем и кому это выгодно

Virgin Galactic

Recallthat Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX said the name of the first tourist, who will travel to the orbit of the moon. Earlier, the Mask admitted that the cost of travelling around several thousand dollars. The company SpaceX, promised to reveal the name of the first tourist who will fly around the moon and return to Earth. As entrepreneur wrote in his Twitter, he became 42-year-old Japanese Yusaku of Maezawa.

As reported by the portal “Znayu” on Sunday, April 29, the company is one of the richest people in the world and founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos – Blue Origin successfully launched and landed a reusable suborbital rocket New Shepard.

Also, the portal “Znayu” reported that each Mask launched space tourism.


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