Space Station Maneuvers To Avoid Russian ASAT Debris

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The maneuver was powered by the Progress MS-20, pictured here approaching the ISS for docking on June 3.
Credit: NASA
HOUSTON—The International Space Station (ISS) executed a June 16 debris avoidance maneuver prompted by the predicted close approach of a fragment from last year’s Russian anti-satellite (ASAT) test. The 4 min., 34 sec. avoidance maneuver was carried out at 3:03 p.m. EDT, using thrusters on the...

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