According to my relatively shaky understanding of science, moving a conductor through a magnetic field generates power. And the magnetic field of the earth rotates with the earth. So, if an orbiting object (say, a satellite) orbited in the direction opposite the earth's rotation, and was travelling roughly along the magnetic equator, could that satellite generate power from the magnetic field?
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