Re: Compilation of Phobos-Grunt Decay Estimates v3

From: Björn Gimle (
Date: Sat Jan 14 2012 - 12:56:53 UTC

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    True for more eccentric orbits, and/or very high area/mass objects.
    My guess is that a heavy object in near circular orbit can have the apogee
    dip, and survive to the previous apogee, or anywhere ?
    2012/1/14 Thierry Legault <>
    > hello, this is very interesting and I have a question: is the decay
    > more likely in the part of the orbit close to the perigee?
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