Jul 3, 2022

NASA move could help the International Space Station stay in orbit without Russia

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NORTHRUP GRUMMAN’S CYGNUS cargo spacecraft conducted a successful reboost of the International Space Station on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

“This Cygnus mission is the first to feature this enhanced capability as a standard service for NASA.”

Cygnus had been docked to the ISS since February and now has departed, leaving on June 28.

Back in 2018, the ninth Cygnus resupply mission conducted a test of the reboost capability by conducting a short 50-second burn of its main engine, raising the Station’s altitude by 90 meters (295 feet).

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