"D from BC"
> If a gun was fired near the earth at the right angle and in the right
> place and at the right speed..would ( the bullet) orbit the earth?
The Q is undefined.
If the gun is in orbit, then a bullet fired from it would initially be oo - the orbital outcome depends on the direction of the firing compared to the path of the orbit.
If the gun is NOT in orbit ( ie is held stationery above the earth), then there is no way a bullet can be fired with high enough velocity to reach orbital speed. The bullet would leave the gun no faster than if fired on earth.
> Could a space machine gun be an offense weapon for destroying
> satellites, missiles or spacecraft?
> A weapons platform can fire off thousands of 22 size bullets at a
> Doesn't this make directed energy weapons, lasers and rail guns seem a
> little goofy?
Lasers are just a tad faster than bullets.
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