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ISS "removed" from the Earth

June 10 2006

Last night in MCC has been successfully carried out an operation to raise the orbit of the International Space Station.

"According to the telemetry, engine cargo spacecraft" Progress ", which should have been a one-time inclusion of lift height of the ISS, worked out the estimated time. Estimated ballistic service the ISS orbit adjusted in accordance with the plan, "- said the duty MCC.

He added that the height of the ISS orbit "raise" at 1200 meters. However, final confirmation of the results of operations in the MCC will have only a few hours later, after the station will make a few revolutions around the Earth.

The spokesperson of the MCC Valery Lyndin said the reboost the station carried out in order to make it optimal for future docking with the ISS U.S. space shuttle, the launch of which was appointed in July, reports Interfax .

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