This orbital manoeuvre was made with the help of the engines of a Progress-M1-11, a Russian cargo spaceship that is presently docked to the ISS.
"The only impulse was initiated on March 3 at 1:40 a.m., Moscow time. The ship's engines fired for 530 seconds," Valery Lyndin, the official spokesman for the Flight Control Centre, told RIA Novosti.
According to him, the main goal of the manoeuvre was to reach a working orbit to dock with the piloted Soyuz to be launched on April 19 from the Baikonur space centre. Mr. Lyndin said that another correction of the ISS's orbit has been planned for March 31.