Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Moving the International Space Station to Avoid Debris Collision

Moving the International Space Station to Avoid Debris Collision | French Tribune: "On Thursday, at 7:22 a. m. Moscow time (0322 GMT), the operation of moving the International Space Station into a different orbit will finally begin. The aim is to avoid the collision that generally takes place due to fragment of debris released from this station. It’s the Russian space program's Mission Control Center’s decision to bring this move into effect.

As told by Mission Control Center spokeswoman Nadyezhda Zavyalova, the Russian Zvevda module will let off the booster rockets to transmit this operation.

It is a general process that as soon as the space station realizes higher chances of a collision or we might say that when this likelihood surpasses one in 10,000, then the space station decides to take several evasive maneuvers to prevent an accident."