[FPSPACE] ISS: Will US ever use DART-like automated rendezvous?
thomsona at flash.net
Mon Oct 25 15:19:59 EDT 2004
> There has never been an automated non-cooperative-target rendezvous in
Unless you count a few Soviet and US ASAT tests; but maybe that's stretching
the meaning of "rendezvous."
Actually, AFAIK , the closing speed of the Soviet co-orbital ASATs on their
targets wasn't all that great, so maybe it did get into the realm of
something you could reasonably call "rendezvous." Not "rendezvous and
docking," of course.
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