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    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.

    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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