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cjackson
2015-May-23, 12:01 AM
I understand this mission visited both Salyut and Mir. How is that possible? I was under the impression that in order to reach another orbit would require much more fuel than would be available. How exactly do the mechanics of this work?

NEOWatcher
2015-May-23, 03:33 PM
I understand this mission visited both Salyut and Mir. How is that possible? I was under the impression that in order to reach another orbit would require much more fuel than would be available. How exactly do the mechanics of this work?
It depends on what you think is "more fuel than would be available".
Using this calculator (http://www.satsig.net/orbit-research/delta-v-geo-injection-calculator.htm) and some educated guesses at some values, I get a value of around 80-100 kg of fuel for both transfers. That's out of a fuel capacity of 700kg.