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If the ISS was propelled into an orbit (any orbit) around the moon, what would fail first?

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    $\begingroup$ Duplicate of space.stackexchange.com/q/29543/6944 but it does not have an answer. $\endgroup$ Nov 18 '20 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ "What would fail first" isn't exactly the same as "what would be needed", but I take your point :) $\endgroup$
    – tomh
    Nov 19 '20 at 10:09
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    $\begingroup$ The first thing to falter and fail would be the political will to finance that endeavor. $\endgroup$
    – SF.
    Nov 19 '20 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ I’m assuming it was a hijack :) $\endgroup$
    – tomh
    Nov 19 '20 at 13:23
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    $\begingroup$ Well, the communication systems wouldn't fail per se, but they wouldn't work, as they're designed to talk to TDRSS, which is not really easily done from the moon. $\endgroup$
    – Tristan
    Nov 19 '20 at 20:30

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