Re: iss orbit raising:)

From: Kevin Fetter (
Date: Sat Feb 08 2003 - 03:06:16 EST

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    I would think they plan to boost the orbit, if they post the elements. I can 
    only remember, that I think once they cancelled a boost after they had 
    posted elements. Not 100% sure.
    That's the reason they will boost the orbit, so when soyuz lauches, the 
    stations is at the right altitude for docking. But atmo drag on the station 
    is not constant, so where the iss will be by then is hard to predict. But 
    they still need to boost the station, since it's orbit altitude is 
    decreasing :) Last month it lost approx 4 km in altitude, at least that's 
    what I get, I could be wrong.
    I think they will boost the station's orbit on Feb 11.
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