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The first Orbital Cygnus mission that eventually docked with the ISS experienced GPS issues during its initial berthing procedure. The Cygnus aborted the berthing and retreated to a safe-ish distance from the ISS while Orbital engineers devised a software fix, initially planned for a two day delay. But then NASA asked Orbital for an even longer delay due to ...


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The case of failed docking of Soyuz MS-14 may fit to constraints of the question. It was in orbit near ISS for 3 days between failed docking attempt and successful attempt. The linked above Wikipedia article states the spacecraft backed away to a safe distance from the ISS Further research resulted in locating few news articles mentioning that ...


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There is a very nice article about the synchronized variation of the debris motion at GEO, available here. Authors give an example of the 'well-known GEO stable plane, which is a fixed point of the doubly-averaged differential equations (governing inclination and right ascension of the ascending node). Objects iniitialized at this equilibrium ...


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Only have time for a quick rundown without numbers. Short explanation of equlibrium points Even at the GEO layer, the earth has gravitational differences and it not completely round. Land masses have a greater graviational pull than oceans. This means that, except for the stable equilibrium points (and unstable, on paper), a satellite in GEO will ...


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