A5_5 Don’t go to the Dark Side!

Jordan Iain Penney, Hayley Jane Allison, Giles Christopher Lipscombe, Roger Paul Leyser


This paper investigates the assumptions made in “A5_2 Living in the Dark” as to whether a satellite at the second Lagrangian point will be completely in the shadow of its host planet. The paper finds that while this assumption holds to some degree for satellites in orbit about Mercury and a hot Jupiter at Mercury’s orbital distance, a satellite at Earth’s L2 point would still receive a portion of its flux directly from the Sun.

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