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To enjoy the greatest advantage from the Earth's rotation, you want two things: Launch from as close to the equator as possible. Launch as close to directly east as possible. The first part is fairly simple. The rotational velocity is proportional to $\cos(latitude)$, so the Guiana Space Centre gets over 99% of the effect, Kennedy Space Centre around 88%, ...


At least on the US side of the ISS, there is one processor for all, the Urine Processor Assembly. Source: (see link for acronymology)


Here are some results of me playing with a map and ground tracks. I took a plot of ISS ground tracks and overlaid it onto the most detailed map of time zones from Wikipedia. First and foremost, time zones are weird. Even if we take "regular" time zones only and don't look at any of the political decisions, Earth has 25 time zones from UTC+12 to UTC-...


No, you should not define "one orbit" that way. Any orbiting object completes one orbit in the time it takes to go once around the planet in inertial space, irrespective of how fast the meridians of longitude drawn on the planet or other body being orbited are rotating as it does so. Instead, base your notion of one orbit on how often the ISS or ...


From the last thing I saw on the news: On December 1, it was reported that the air leak from the ISS was practically unnoticable for astronauts. Astronauts who recently returned to Earth who were on the ISS before the coronavirus was discovered reported that isolation on the ISS is not as noticeable as isolation on Earth. Astronauts who will stay on the ISS ...

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