ISS orbit adjusted prior to the autumn launch

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The orbit of the International space station have been corrected before the launch of manned spacecraft «Soyuz MS-10», told RIA Novosti the Moscow mission control Center (MCC).

«The correction was normal», — said the representative of MCC.

He added that the maneuver was carried out for the ballistic conditions of the launch and docking of spacecraft «Soyuz MS-10», and the return to Earth of spacecraft «Soyuz MS-08». The propulsion system of the cargo ship «Progress MS-08», which were conducted correction involved at 19.10 Moscow time and worked for 199 seconds. The average altitude of the station increased by 700 metres and is now 405, 5 kilometer

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