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ISS orbit raised by over 3 km

April 12, 2014, 20:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 12, /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Mission Control Centre completed a manoeuvre on Saturday, April 12, to raise the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS).

“The manoeuvre was performed using the engines of the Progress M-21M transport ship which is docked to the ISS. The engines were activated at the designated time and worked for 812 seconds (approximately 13.5 minutes),” the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) said.

As a result, the ISS orbit was raised by 3.4 kilometres to 417.56 kilometres.

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