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

cray74

Re: De-orbit ISS

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.

If you don't mind the ISS spending a few months climbing through the Van Allen Belts, then that's fine. You're not going to be able to change its orbital plane until it has climbed above the belts, either.

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