Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Russia’s Progress MS-22 resupply ship takes ISS away from space junk — Roscosmos

International Space Station (ISS)

Russia’s Progress MS-22 resupply ship fired its thrusters to help the International Space Station (ISS) avoid collision with space junk, Roscosmos announced on Tuesday.

"For the second time over the month, the Progress MS-22 resupply ship took the ISS away from collision with space junk," the statement reads.

The Progress MS-22 cargo craft fired its thrusters at 2:54 p.m. Moscow time for 135 seconds, giving a 0.3 m/s impulse, Roscosmos specified.

"As a result, the ISS average orbital altitude totaled 419 km above the Earth’s surface," it said.

The ISS orbit was last adjusted on March 6. As TASS special reporter in space, Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitry Petelin reported, the space station would have approached space junk, had it not performed the avoidance maneuver.

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