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ISS location identification; estimate size and direction of astronaut acceleration puzzler

note: This question addresses the same video and phenomenon described in this answer (which I found after posting this) but here I'm asking for an analysis of the trajectories of the test masses (the ...
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ISS reboost cost

The most updated data available at spaceflight.nasa.gov show that on day 361 there was a reboost: IMPULSIVE TIG (GMT) M50 DVx(FPS) LVLH DVx(FPS) DVmag(FPS) IMPULSIVE TIG (MET) M50 DVy(...
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No reboosts for the ISS

The graph shows the ISS semi-major axis. EDIT: the blue plot represents the ISS mean radius vector minus 6371 km (just to show an approximate altitude), which is equivalent to the sami-major axis (I ...
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Could the International Space Station be fitted with solar sails?

How much solar sail and vane surface area would be needed to replace the boosts needed to keep the ISS in orbit? Could this be done at a higher orbit minimizing atmospheric drag? What is the closest ...