Reply to post: Re: ExoMars...as the mission starts to slow down.

A big day for the ESA: Sentinel snaps and ExoMars brakes

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Re: ExoMars...as the mission starts to slow down.

Nope; you slow down. Imagine that you swing a weight on a string around you. As you go slower, the circles are smaller, and as you go faster, the circles are larger. It's not exactly for the same reason, but the visualisation may help.

Note that speed up and slow down here refer to the speed of the object; not the time per orbit.

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