ISS orbit adjusted before arrival of Russia’s progress MS-25 cargo ship

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The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) has been adjusted by 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) before the arrival of Russia’s new Progress MS-25 cargo spaceship, Russian state-run space corporation Roscosmos said Friday.

“Before the arrival of the new Progress MS-25 cargo spacecraft, the orbit of the International Space Station must be adjusted … Today at 12:11 a.m. [Moscow time, 21:11 GMT], the engines of Progress MS-24 were fired: they worked for 905.7 seconds and created a momentum of 1.43 meters per second. After the maneuver, the average altitude of the ISS orbit increased by 2.5 kilometers to 417.98 kilometers above the Earth’s surface,” Roscosmos said on Telegram.

Roscosmos added that Russia’s Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with Progress MS-25 is scheduled for launch on December 1.

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