Cygnus Boosts ISS Orbit, Departs for Earth after Booster Test Written 29 June 2022


Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter approaches the International Space Station | Credit: NASA; Wikipedia; Public Domain

SPACE reports that the Northrop Grumman NG-17 Cygnus “spacecraft successfully reboosted the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, raising the orbiting lab to its normal operating altitude of around 250 miles above Earth.” The reboost “took place on Saturday (June 25) and marks the first time a Cygnus spacecraft has performed a full reboost procedure.” Cygnus “fired its gimbaled engine in order to raise the space station’s altitude by a tenth of a mile (0.16 kilometers) at apogee and a half a mile (0.8 km) at perigee.”
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