Re: SPACE: Is ISS a boondoggle?, was Re: SPACE: Why so much EVA on ISS?

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 01:43:30 MST

At 11:31 PM 3/20/01 -0800, you wrote:

>Greg, we can't really move the thing. Recall that it would take more
>than half the delta vee to move the existing hardware from the
>commie 51 degrees down to zero inclination as it took to lift
>the whole mess up there to start with. We would need to supply
>nearly 5000 m/sec to alllll thaaaat stuuuuuff thats already at 51
>degees. Inclination changes are a huge propellant devourer.
>Like it or not, 51 degrees is where it stays. {8-[

Boost it up a few tens of miles, and use a solar sail???

Chuck Kuecker

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