Topic: Soyuz re-boost capability for space station
Posts: 1488 From: Brimfield, MA Registered: Mar 2002
posted 04-14-2010 09:09 AM
Does the Soyuz have re-boost capability for the ISS?
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 27328 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 04-15-2010 09:13 AM
Soyuz was used to boost Mir, and I believe in theory could be used for ISS as well, but it would deplete its fuel reserves for any necessary relocation and its return to Earth.
With Progress spacecraft always docked to the station, the service module engines, and visiting shuttles, ATV and HTV, it would probably take an extraordinary situation for Soyuz to be considered for a re-boost.