Progress Freighter Resets Space Station Orbit

RIA Novosti
Friday 22nd February, 2013

MOSCOW, February 22 (RIA Novosti) – The engines of a Russian Progress M-17M space freighter were fired on Friday to readjust the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), a Russian space agency spokesman said on Friday. “The space freighter’s engines were started as scheduled, at 14:34 Moscow time [10:34 GMT]. As a result of the maneuver, the ISS orbit was raised by approximately 1 km,” the spokesman said. Adjustments to the station’s orbit are carried out regularly to compensate for the Earth’s gravity, to facilitate the docking and undocking of spacecraft and to dodge space jun…

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