Moving the International Space Station to Avoid Debris Collision

Moving the International Space Station to Avoid Debris Collision

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.

According to experts, the orbit of earth is highly suffocated with debris and all and this is a matter of great concern for the entire space industry. As estimated by NASA, around more than 21,000 fragments of orbital debris, measuring at least 3.9 inches are stuck into the earth's orbit today and this is a major problem.

As told by the mission control to Interfax, it is only the aim to avoid its collision with space debris that this shifting has been decided.


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