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Docked to the U.S. segment of the ISS truck Cygnus 10 July 2018 for the first time will be used to test the possibility of increasing the altitude of the station, told RIA Novosti the representative of the MCC.
“This is not a correction of the orbit. This is a test starting the engines on the U.S. commercial Cygnus, the purpose of which is to test the fundamental capabilities in the event of having to manoeuvre to increase the height of the orbit of the ISS flight,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
Currently, the correction of the ISS orbit is carried out exclusively through Russian trucks “Progress”. Such events are held regularly, provide necessary ballistic conditions.
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