Re: Distance from ISS

From: Sebastian Stabroth (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 18:55:45 EST

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    > Does anyone know what is the minimum distance that a piece of space junk
    > can pass from the ISS or Space Shuttle, and mission control will just sit
    > back and watch?
    the manoeuvre box extensions for STS are +/-2 km x +/-5 km x +/-2 km (radial x along-track
    x out-of-plane). Don't know about ISS. An avoidance procedure is initiated, if a
    conjunction is predicted in the manoeuvre box, and if mission objectives are not
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