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Space station orbit raised by nearly 1 km

September 07, 2015, 8:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Earlier Roscosmos reported that the Progress M-28M cargo spacecraft will give the station a 0.55m/s impulse and the station’s orbital altitude will grow by 950 meters
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MOSCOW, September 7. /TASS/. The Mission Control Center in the town of Korolyov in the Moscow Region has held a scheduled adjustment of the orbit altitude of the International Space Station (ISS), Russian state corporation Roscosmos told TASS.

"The adjustment has been successfully completed," a Roscosmos spokesman said.

Earlier Roscosmos reported that the Progress M-28M cargo spacecraft will give the station a 0.55m/s impulse and the station’s orbital altitude will grow by 950 meters.

Nine cosmonauts and astronauts, including Russians Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Korniyenko, Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Volkov, Americans Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Japanese Kimiya Yui and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov, are at the ISS now.

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