Re: atmospheric drag

From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 23:13:39 PDT

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    > I think it's interesting to note that the predicted decay of the ISS as
    > shown on the Science News page is a linear function, whereas the actual
    > decay of Mir as shown at NASA page,
    > is non linear. The decay accelerates as the orbit becomes lower, as I
    > expect.
    The ISS chart shows the decay from 399.5 to 394.5 km only, and you can't see
    the curvature on that small segment (increase in rate normally about 10%)
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