# Questions tagged [electromagnetism]

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### Could an electromagnet be used to raise the apogee of a satellite orbiting Earth?

Suppose we have a satellite orbiting Earth in an elliptical orbit, which has an electromagnet inside it. As the satellite goes from its apogee to its perigee (i.e. losing altitude), it turns on the ...
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### How to calculate the force applied by a magnetorquer on a piece of a perfect ferromagnetic material?

How to calculate the force applied by a magnetorquer on a piece of a perfect ferromagnetic material at a particular distance in vacuum given that I know the actuatuon (in Am2) https://www.isispace.nl/...
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### Highest frequencies of EMPs in space

When a nuke detonates, an EMP at about 100 MHz followd. A pulsar on the other hand, has a comparatively low frequency, and while I know that this frequency depends on its spin and doesn't represent ...
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### Can Lorentz forces partially cancel centrifugal forces?

If we had a tidally stabilised skyhook (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_tether#/media/File:Skyhooks.gif) with electric charge and with a vector of force aiming towards the center of the Earth, ...
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### What is the formula for the gain factor of a ferromagnetic core for a torquer coil rod?

I am an undergraduate who is currently designing an actuation system for a CubeSat, more specifically a PCB magnetorquer. (with 2 ferromagnetic core coils and one air core) I made an excel sheet that ...
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### Velocity of a charged particle due to electric field in relativistic limit [closed]

I am trying to calculate the velocity of a charged particle moving through a constant E field. I understand that I can set $\frac{1}{2}mv^{2} = qV$ to give $v = \sqrt{\frac{2Vq}{m}}$ However, im not ...
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### Space-borne electromagnetic lens to focus energetic charged particles

Is it feasible to build a spaceborne electromagnetic lens (such as but not limited to a solenoid) of large area (perhaps as large as the ring at the supercollider at CERN) to gather and intensify ...
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