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Quickest return from stable Earth orbit to ground?

While I agree that Corona film buckets could be a winner, I did some orbital mechanics to estimate the time it would take for it to deorbit using some useful data found on a figure from Wikipedia. If ...
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Quickest return from stable Earth orbit to ground?

If I can weasel on the "ground" part, it looks like the Corona film buckets took only about 20 minutes from ejection from the satellite to reaching retrieval altitude on their parachutes at ...
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