Reply to post: Re: Deorbit throw

Epic spacewalk, epic FAIL: Cosmonauts point new antenna in the wrong direction

phuzz Silver badge

Re: Deorbit throw

Looking at the video and calculating guessing wildly, that hunk of electronics looked to probably mass something around 1-5kg, and I'm guessing they gave it 1m/s of dV.

It did look like the cosmonaut was waiting until a certain time to 'launch' it, so I suspect they waited until apogee and sent it retrograde in order to drop it's perigee as much as possible.

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