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Space Station's Orbit Raised to Avoid Space Junk

Moscow (RIA Novosti) Nov 02, 2012
Space Station's Orbit Raised to Avoid Space Junk The Russian Mission Control said the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was raised on Thursday by one kilometer to avoid a possible collision with space junk. "The maneuver to adjust the station's orbit lasted 406 seconds [about seven minutes]... The average height of the orbit was raised by one kilometer," a spokesman for the Mission Control said. He added that the readj