Space Station Adjusts Orbit for Rendezvous

HOUSTON, June 6 (UPI) — The International Space Station has moved to higher orbit in preparation for docking with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, NASA officials said.

The ISS orbit was moved 4.7 miles higher Saturday using thrusters on the station’s Russian Zvezda module, RIA Novosti reported.

Two more orbit adjustments will be made Tuesday in advance of the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft launch scheduled for June 16, a Mission Control spokesman said.

Orbital corrections are made periodically before rendezvous with Russian cargo spacecraft and U.S. shuttle missions, RIA Novosti said.

Russia says it has scheduled four manned and six cargo supply missions to the space station this year.

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