Re: Reexamining the edge of space

From: Jonathan McDowell via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:04:02 -0400
Yep, busted :-)

It's a bit off topic for Seesat, but happy to entertain comments and
criticisms by email.
 - Jonathan

On 24 July 2018 at 12:42, Allen Thomson via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
wrote:

>
>
> Checking arXiv.org, I notice that SeeSat participant Jonathan McDowell has
> produced a paper reexamining the "edge of space" question:
>
>
> https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.07894.pdf
>
> The Edge of Space:  Revisiting the Karman Line
> Jonathan C. McDowell
> Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA
> 02138, USA
>
> Abstract
>
> In this paper I revisit proposed definitions of the boundary between the
> Earth’s atmosphere and outer space, considering orbital and suborbital
> trajectories used by space vehicles.  In particular, I investigate the
> inner edge of outer space from historical, physical and technological
> viewpoints and propose 80 kilometers
> as a more appropriate boundary than the currently popular 100 km Von
> Karman line.
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