[amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat : only a few more days !
w9ae at charter.net
Wed Dec 28 13:16:04 PST 2011
Out of curiosity, what method is used to keep the International Space
Station from burning up?
I know that periodic boosts are done to raise the orbit. Is that done
with rocket engines built into the space station? If so, it seems that
storage and eventual reloading of the fuel would be difficult and high-risk.
Or is the ISS boosted using the engines of a docked vehicle? That seems
like it would have its own set of complications.
Wayne Estes W9AE
Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik
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