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  • n. The maintenance of a ship's position relative to others in a fleet or convoy
  • n. The maintenance of a satellite in geosynchronous orbit over a desired spot


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  • Ion thrusters are used in comsats only for stationkeeping, I believe.

    Astronauts Once Again Demonstrate Why Humans Must be a Part of Space Exploration - NASA Watch

  • The performance of the system is ideally suited for orbit raising, stationkeeping and orbit repositioning.

    Things We Used To Do - NASA Watch

  • GOES-12 remains in power positive stationkeeping mode (thruster attitude control) with all subsytems safe.

    GOES-12 Problems - NASA Watch

  • Organic material gets sucked into cooling vents and stationkeeping thrusters when you land.


  • In particular, the extremely poisonous UDMH used in the Proton and Titan rockets, and in most satellite stationkeeping systems, works out to about $50 per kilo, mostly because it is unsafe to handle.

    Irish Blogs

  • After briefly stationkeeping about 375 feet directly beneath the Pirs module, Russian flight controllers gave approval to commence the 8-minute final approach.

    Spaceflight Now

  • Some patrols, some monitoring, some stationkeeping. "


  • The Enterprise was stationkeeping in the Oort cloud of Bajor’s system, tens of millions of kilometers away, so no record of her presence here could be made.


  • (6.92 m / s) 1: 43: 43 a.m. (4.40 m / s) 1: 48: 37 a.m. (2.26 m / s) 1: 51: 03 a.m. Start stationkeeping

    Spaceflight Now


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