Working on a project of sorts and I can't wrap my head around this at all., have a question regarding leaving the ISS orbit. If, let us say as an example, an astronaut jumped out of a capsule which was traveling towards the ISS, and that astronaut missed the ISS and kept going. Would he:
- Enter his own orbit at a different inclination? and would he come in contact with the ISS eventually again? Or chances of that would be slim?
- Would he keep going into outer space?
I know it may sound odd, but any help with this would be appreciated.
EDIT! I can't thank you all enough, all this information is amazing. Hopefully, I'll update you soon with the reasoning for my query.