Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sites — officialSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
NATO to join anti-IS coalition but unlikely to engage in combat — chiefWorld May 26, 0:23
Son of LUKOIL corporation co-owner tops list of Russia's richest legateesBusiness & Economy May 26, 0:23
Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
MOSCOW, August 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Europe’s ATV-5 cargo spacecraft, docked with the International Space Station, switched its engines for some three minutes on Wednesday to raise the space station’s orbit by approximately one kilometer, the Russian Mission Control said.
“The maneuver was conducted at 12:37 pm Moscow time,” the mission control said. “Boosters of the ATV-5 worked for 178.68 seconds.”
Ariane 5 ES space carrier with ATV-5 “Georges Lemaitre” cargo spacecraft was launched to the ISS from the Guiana Space Center, in Kourou, French Guiana, on July 29 and docked with the space station on August 12.
The station’s orbit is adjusted regularly to ensure safe docking of the freighters and manned spacecraft, as well as to avoid possible collision with space debris.
The current adjustment of the station’s orbit was carried out to ensure the better conditions for the undocking of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft and the following docking of Soyuz TMA-14M, which is scheduled to blast off to the station from the Baikonur space center on September 26.
Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft will bring to the Earth Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, and US astronaut Steven Swanson. Soyuz TMA-14M is scheduled to bring to the space station Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev and Yelena Serova, and US astronaut Barry Wilmore.