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Second Attempt to Correct ISS Orbit to Take Place on May 18

© Photo : RoscosmosInternational Space Station
International Space Station - Sputnik International
According to a space industry source, another attempt to correct the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), with the help of the Progress M-26M cargo spacecraft, will be carried out on May 18.

The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7 a.m. (EST) on March 7, 2011. - Sputnik International
ISS Orbit Correction Failed – Russian Space Agency Source
MOSCOW (Sputnik) Another attempt of the International Space Station (ISS) orbit correction with the help of the Progress M-26M cargo spacecraft will be carried out on May 18, a source in space industry said Sunday.

On Saturday, a planned correction of the ISS orbit could not be carried out after the engines of the Progress M-26M failed to start on time.

“The start of the operation is planned for 3:30 a.m. Moscow time [00:30 GMT, Monday],” the source told RIA Novosti.

Parameters of the orbit enlargement are being calculated, according to the source.

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