Space Station Orbit to be Readjusted

RIA Novosti
Thursday 21st February, 2013

MOSCOW, February 22 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Progress M-17M resupply spacecraft will readjust the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a Russian space industry source said. “The space freighter’s engines will be started at 14:34 Moscow Time [10:34 GMT]. They will work for 276.7 seconds. As a result of the maneuver, the ISS’s orbit will be raised by about 1 kilometer,” the source told RIA Novosti. Adjustments to the station’s orbit are carried out regularly to compensate for the Earth’s gravity and to facilitate the successful docking and undocking of spacecra…

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