posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 12:41 AM
reply to post by Mercenary2007
Yes, but how MUCH lower. To change a trajectory by +20 degrees is an awful lot when dealing with the momentum generated by a shuttle the size of
either at the speed. ...
Actually, I'll scratch the above statement and the post before it.
With precision timing and course adjustment you could simply change your hubble orbitting plane before you got there. Then you could use minimal burn
to correct your course quite drastically, if need be. Problem would come with bringing the first shuttle into a parallel orbit, as it would almost
certainly require a prolonged burn to angle downward at a nearly 45 degree angle. The G-forces would be incredible, even in such a limited
BTW guys, last night I made a comment that I have since tried to go back and edit, but I can't any longer. It was inappropriate and I apologize to
anyone it may have offended.