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ISS Adjusts Orbit to Evade Space Junk
by Staff Writers
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Jun 11, 2015


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Russia's Mission Control adjusted on Monday the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) to evade collision with debris of a defunct US satellite, a Mission Control official said.

According to NASA estimates, there are more currently more than 21,000 pieces of space debris larger than 10 cm (4 inches) orbiting the Earth.

"The engines of the Russian space cargo ship Progress M-26M, docked to the station, were fired at the preset time. As a result of the maneuver, the ISS evaded a piece of space junk," the official told RIA Novosti.

The current ISS crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka, US astronauts Terry Virts and Scott Kelly, and European Space Agency's astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.


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