Posted: Dec 27, 2021 8:16 am
by Cito di Pense
Calilasseia wrote:The big problem with a return to LEO being...

...The conversion of gravitational potential energy into kinetic energy.

Calilasseia wrote:Though if this course of action is taken, ensuring that the replacement instrument doesn't come into contact with the dead one will concentrate minds wonderfully as well. :)

The dead one won't remain at L2. Any orbit at L2 is metastable.