Reply to post: Re: De-orbit ISS

NASA to celebrate 55th anniversary of first Moon landing by, er, deciding how to land humans on the Moon again

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Re: De-orbit ISS

> "It would need a big feck off booster fitted to it and somehow the whole thing would need to be shored up to cope with the move."

Only if you want to do it the inefficient way. The smart way is to use a few ion engines, letting them slowly enlarge the orbit until a lunar capture is effected, then tightening that orbit. No big strain on the station and far less fuel needed. Okay it takes a while, but that doesn't matter in this case.

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