Some additional information can be found here: http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k166/suzymchale/iss-ref/issref2010prop.jpg
So engines on the Service Module of the ISS can be used but usually Progress, ATV and HTV engines are used for reboosts.
73, Nico PA0DLO
On 2011-12-29 00:45, Mark Lunday wrote:
Periodic reboosts are thus necessary every few months, usually undertaken by a Progress cargo ship docked to the Russian segment, or an Orbiter when docked to Destiny.
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Wayne Estes Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:16 PM To: [email protected] Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ARISSat : only a few more days !
Out of curiosity, what method is used to keep the International Space Station from burning up?
I know that periodic boosts are done to raise the orbit. Is that done with rocket engines built into the space station? If so, it seems that storage and eventual reloading of the fuel would be difficult and high-risk.
Or is the ISS boosted using the engines of a docked vehicle? That seems like it would have its own set of complications.
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