Follow up to this question: Why will Soyuz TMA-18M take two days to reach the ISS?.
Clearly the expedited rendezvous is cheaper in terms of time. However I was wondering how fuel usage compares.
Is the fuel usage:
- about the same (after all the same orbital parameters are being targeted either way)?
- more for the expedited rendezvous (perhaps to get there faster, more fuel is needed)?
- less for the expedited rendezvous (perhaps shorter time to rendezvous means less fuel spent)?