The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166522   Message #4087028
Posted By: Donuel
08-Jan-21 - 07:04 AM
Thread Name: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
One of two Space X's Dragon cargo ships were docked with theISSalong with with three Sovus space craft early this year. To make room for another cargo ship they brought one home.One isway back the astronauts heard an impact behind them. Finding no apparent damage they continued to proceed through the atmospere. A difficulty trimming the ship in the lower entry orbit caused only a momentary concern.

Back on Earth a diagnostic was done and it was discovered part of the main engine exhaust cone was dented and feeder pipes had a residue and damage apparent. After 2 days it was determined that at least 22 kilos of frozen poop from the ISS had impacted the rear of the ship.

Missions in the future will take these discharges into account to safely have emmission orbits decay and burn up in the atmoshere.