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MOSCOW, March 13, /ITAR-TASS/. The Mission Control Center in the Moscow Region will on Thursday adjust the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS). The maneuver will be carried out by the engines of the Progress M-21M cargo spacecraft docked to the station.
“The spacecraft’s engines will be switched on at 08:07 Moscow Time and will work for 470.2 seconds [about 8 minutes]. As a result, the ISS will get an additional impulse of 1.1 meters per second. The average altitude of the station’s orbit will increase by 2 kilometers and will total 414.2 kilometers,” the center said.
The adjustment is being carried out before the Soyuz TMA-12M manned spacecraft’s docking with the ISS. The spacecraft’s launch is due March 26.
Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin, American astronaut Rick Mastracchio and their Japanese colleague Koichi Wakata currently work on the ISS.