ISS orbit to be adjusted

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 09:40

Moscow: Experts on Wednesday will carry out a maneuver to readjust the orbit of the International Space Station.

The readjustment will be carried out with the use of thrusters of the Russian Zvezda service module, according to the Moscow-based Mission Control Centre.

The station`s average orbit altitude will be raised by one kilometer to 436 km, a spokesman for the centre said. The operation is expected to begin at 15:24 GMT.

The reboost is intended to ensure the best conditions for the docking of a manned Soyuz spacecraft slated for Oct 25.

The Soyuz TMA-06M will bring to the station a new crew, which comprises Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin, and NASA astronaut Kevin Ford.


First Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 09:40

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