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When Orbit 2 makes rendezvous with Orbit 1, it is travelling more slowly than Orbit 1 (which is why, if it misses rendezvous, it will then drop to a lower altitude and reenter). So there are two possibilities for the rendezvous. 1) Just before joining up with #1, #2 fires rockets to gain speed to match with #1. In this case, the two conjoined ships will ...

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