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ISS avoids collision with an unidentified object

The ISS (International Space station) has avoided a collision with unidentified space debris said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted on Tuesday.

“Maneuver Burn complete. The astronauts are coming out of safe haven,” Jim tweeted.

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“The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) will be adjusted in the small hours of Wednesday to avoid collision with an unidentified object”, a source in the Mission Control Center told TASS on Tuesday.

“The ISS is expected to approach an unidentified space object at 01:21 Moscow time on September 23. It is planned to perform an avoidance maneuver at 00:19 Moscow time,” the source said.

Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos earlier planned to adjust the ISS’ orbit to avoid a possible collision with the BRICSat-2 US satellite. However, it was decided later that this manoeuvre was unnecessary.

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ISS avoids collision with an unidentified object

Currently, Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, as well as American astronaut Chris Cassidy, are onboard the ISS.

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