Russia is considering shortening the time it takes for its Progress and Soyuz capsules to reach ISS after launch, from 50 hours to 6.


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Russia is considering shortening the time it takes for its Progress and Soyuz capsules to reach ISS after launch, from 50 hours to 6.

The long travel time was designed to save fuel at launch — thus increasing payload — by allowing orbital mechanics to bring the capsule and station together. I wonder then why the Russians are considering this change. Have the figured out a way to save the fuel in other ways?

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  • Joe

    When I tried to read the article, I got the following message:

    “You are using an unlicensed and unsupported version of DotNetNuke Enterprise Edition. Please contact sales@dnncorp.com for information on how to obtain a valid license”

  • wade

    the 2 and a Half day capture orbit of these crafts as well as the USA shuttles was only a delay for those crafts to visit and service “other” outposts in space and to deliver supplies to said outposts. Consider This, it only takes 2 n a half days to reach our planets Moon using late 1960 tech.

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