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Re: AO-40: Plans for April-June 2001



Hi Tony,
I seem to remember that extra atmospheric drag, due to increased
solar activity, was used to help in the de-orbiting of MIR.
73 Jens    ZL2TJT

Tony Langdon wrote:

> > I would be a lot happier if we could understand the cause of
> > this effect before relying on it to carry us through to the
> > preferred attitude.
>
> My guess is it's drag related, and the effect is higher than expected due to
> high levels of solar activity, but that's just a guess.  If it's drag, then
> it's likely that there will be difficulties achieving the desired attitude
> the "long way" round too.
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