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Space Station’s Orbit Raised to Avoid Collision with Space Junk

 
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01/29/2012 06:29 AM
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Space Station’s Orbit Raised to Avoid Collision with Space Junk
Specialists of Russia’s Mission Control Center raised the orbit altitude of the International Space Station (ISS) in the early hours of Sunday to prevent a possible collision with a Chinese satellite fragment, a spokesman for the Center said...

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Re: Space Station’s Orbit Raised to Avoid Collision with Space Junk
Nasa cames now with a report

The ISS debris maneuver did in fact occur last nite:


DAM (Debris Avoidance Maneuver) + Reboost: A DAM/reboost burn will be performed tonight at 6:50pm EST using the SM Main thrusters for 1m 4s. The purpose of the reboost is to avoid a series of conjunctions with Object 30502 (Fengyun 1C Debris), and to set up phasing for the future trajectory events. This reboost will replace the previously planned reboost on 2/1.



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This replaces scheduled boost on Feb 1st

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