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Space exploration - An orbital maintenance platform docked with a manned reusable crew capsule in low Earth orbit firing its thrusters; spacecraft; spaceship; aerospace; astrodynamics; change in velocity; orbital maneuvers; supersonic de Laval nozzle; propelling nozzle; rocket engines; spacecraft propulsion; flame front; plasma- Space Art Illustration
 

Orbital maintenance platform delta-v

An orbital maintenance platform (OMP) docked with a manned reusable crew capsule (RCC) in low Earth orbit fires its ten liquid-propellant rocket thrusters in order to lift it to a far higher Earth orbit for an eventual rendezvous with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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