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Russian cargo craft Progress has corrected the orbit of the International Space Station
A Russian cargo craft Progress has corrected the orbit of the International Space Station for the docking with the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft, which will bring to the ISS a new space mission and the fifth space tourist, sources from the Russian Mission Control Centre have told Tass. The manoeuvre proceeded routinely, they said. A command from the MCC to start eight engines of the Russian Progress M-58 cargo craft, docked with the Russian service module Zvezda, was given at 05:47 am, Moscow time, as scheduled, the sources said. The ISS was raised by about five kilometres and reached the maximal altitude of about 327 kilometres. The engines worked for about 750 seconds. On March 27, Progress M-58 will be undocked from the ISS and dumped in the Pacific Ocean with ISS garbage. The crew on board the ISS slept calmly during the manoeuvre to raise the space station. The main aim of the manoeuvre is to create optimal conditions for the docking as well as to ensure the landing in the intended area of the Soyuz TMA-9 craft, which is expected to bring the crew of the 14th mission back to the Earth on April 20.
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