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Subject: Dock and undock on other planets rss

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Maurizio Bignoli
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Hello everyone.
I have not found a similar question in the forum, so I try to formulate it:
can I dock/undock two ships ON a planet (Moon, Mars, Venus, etc.) ? Logically, I think not ....

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Scott Davis
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Yep. You can dock and undock at any location other than Earth surface or suborbital. Each time you dock/undock you must make a rendezvous check.

You can use this to send supplies to astronauts on other planets/moons.

It's also a handy way of reducing mass on a sample return mission. Just collect the sample with a landed probe, undock the sample and return rocket from the probe, then fire the rocket, expending it and sending the sample into orbit. The sample can then dock with some orbiting rockets for the return to Earth.
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Gerry Smit
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The Ascent stage of the Lunar Module "undocks" from the Descent Stage as it fires and returns to lunar orbit. very much a Rendezvous action.
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Maurizio Bignoli
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oops surprise, I thought that it could not do ..... But you're right, in your example for sample retun mission ....

Thank you Scott

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