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Old July 29 2011, 10:56 PM   #24
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Re: International Space Station to be decommissioned in 2020?

I guessed a higher orbit was unattainable by the available servicing vehicles. I also assumed that an amalgamation of so many constituent parts from two decades would have a finite lifespan. That's why I'm impressed they are going for an extended 5 year operational timescale.
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