For the ISS orbit adjusted to avoid debris

To avoid possible collision with space debris, the mission control Center TsNIIMash conducted an unscheduled correction of the orbit of the ISS (International space station).

For this maneuver, as reported by RIA Novosti in the press service of Roscosmos, used the engines of the cargo ship “Progress MS-14”, docked to the instrument compartment of the Zvezda module of the ISS Russian segment.

They worked about a hundred seconds and said station, a velocity increment of 0.5 m/s. as a result, the height of the ISS orbit according to preliminary data increased by 900 metres, said the state Corporation.

it also added that the ISS crew (consisting of Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Wagner, as well as NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken) is currently working on a planned program, and environment in earth orbit is under constant control Centers mission control in Korolev near Moscow and in Houston (USA).

What kind of space debris threatened the safety of the ISS, Roskosmos said.