A5_3 Explosive Decompression: Trajectory Troubles

Jamie Macquillin, John Kerr, Jack Musk, Isaac Priest


In this paper we investigate and model the effects of an Explosive Decompression on the orbital trajectory of the International Space Station (ISS). We found that in an ideal, full decompression, the trajectory of the ISS would remain relatively unchanged, only affecting the altitude of perigee by 8 km.

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