Re: Shuttle and ISS

From: Daniel Deak (dan.deak@sympatico.ca)
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 20:40:18 PDT

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    Mir16609@aol.com wrote:
    > 
    > Question: in previous missions the shuttle seems to fly closer to the ISS
    > even 2 days after socking - like they were chained together.  This evening's
    > 45 second separation was a bit of a surprise.  Anyone know why the change?
    
    Hi Don,
    
    This afternoon at around 20:30 UT the shuttle made a 13 sec burn of its left OMS
    engine to slow it down. The change in orbit was said by NASA TV to be made to
    adjust for the landing opportunity on Wednesday.
    
    Dan
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