Look at that flat earth so beautiful
Sounds like the Russians are doping everything nowadays.
SpaceX : hold my beer
It’s also a show of “we can knock you satellites out of the sky this fast”.
4 hours to go 250 miles..I could do that on my Honda 350
Your move, SpaceX.
Russia is great
Great! We need to do this.
hnn dat delta vee
*Russian anthem plays*
While this was the fastest ground to ISS docking it wasn’t the fastest ground to docking.
Fastest is russian Kosmos-186/Kosmos-188 experiment from 1967 that took 1h 8min from launch to docking.
Second fastest is ‘murican Gemini-11 from 1966 that took 1h 34minutes from launch to docking.
So was this due to actual launch velocity / rocket thrust different than normal or just a fortuitous alignment of the iss orbit with a launch window from the launch site?
Meanwhile we have to fly 10+ hours so reach the other side of the planet.
They don’t really give any details on how/why they were able to speed the process up incredibly from 3 days to 4 hours. I’m sure it has to do with where the vehicle is placed in orbit but I’m curious to the details. Anyone care to explain?
That’s pretty impressive and super fast!
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