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Is it true that you have to do a correctional burn every so often to keep the station in orbit? What causes the deviation that warrants this correction? I thought that once an object is in a stable orbit it stays that way forever.

Keep up the great work! -James.

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I thought the Karman line was at 100 Km?

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Oh really? So where does the atmosphere end completely? How far up do you have to go to be completely free from atmospheric drag?

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Oh really? Wow I had no idea. So if you left it unmanned and without any correctional burns would it just fall back to Earth after a while?