That's not how orbits work. If anything, the giant explosion that was facing the planet would have pushed the Death Egg away from the planet. It only says he escaped the crashed Death Egg. Nothing about him being on the Death Egg since the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which is the crux of this. You can certainly infer it, and most certainly you would, but the amazing thing about context is if you add information, it can change. But I've had this argument too many times, believe what you want. At least get your facts straight before claiming things, though.