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Author: notlobkarm
Time: 12/03/03 23:32 PST
This is a reply to message no. 12606 by Booster
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http://naturalscience.com/ns/letters/ns_let19.html

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"Seemingly, the idea of harnessing electrical energy from the atmosphere has promise. However, it must be noted that a lightning strike lasts an average of only about 30 micro seconds. To power the United States by lightning, it would be necesssary, therefore, to harvest the energy of 33,000 lightning strikes per second, or about 3 billion per day, or 322 per square kilometer per day."  

Quite a good brief treatment of the topic ...

http://www.alespazio.it/program/sci/tss/tss10.htm

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"The electrodynamic mission is just one of the many applications of tether systems that promise new and beneficial uses in space for the future."

Tethered Satelite systems intercepting cosmic electrons ...

Facinating !

Yes guys I am twiddling my thumbs waiting to hear back about my job interview ;-)
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