ISS moves to avoid space debris

AFP

2020/09/23 | 351 words | LE JOURNAL DE L'AVIATION | SPACE

Astronauts on the International Space Station carried out an "avoidance maneuver" Tuesday to ensure they would not be hit by a piece of debris, said US space agency NASA, urging better management of objects in Earth's orbit.Russian and US flight controllers worked together during a two-and-a-half-minute operation to adjust the station's orbit and move further away, avoiding collision.The debris passed within about 1.4 kilometers (nearly one mile) of the ISS, NASA said.The three crew members...(…)

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