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