Mir debris

Russell Eberst (R.Eberst@roe.ac.uk)
Fri, 27 Oct 1995 19:52:29 +0100 (BST)

Has anyone considered the difficulties that might arise to the next
Atlantis-Mir link-up mission due in November, caused by at least seven
fair sized pieces of debris emanating from Mir? These will be scattered
almost all round the orbit and must pose some sort of impact threat to 
Atlantis as it chases after Mir. The closing velocity will be small, so
it won't be as bad as a head-on approach, but dodging these chunks must
pose a fairly hazardous task for the pilot of Atlantis.
Any comments?
best wishes  Russell