MOSCOW, Oct. 26 — The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) will be raised on Wednesday by 3.2 km (2 miles) to 390 km (242 miles), a spokesman for Russias Mission Control said.
The orbits correction will be carried out with the use of thrusters of Russias Zvezda module, he said.
The thrusters will be switched on for 114 seconds to boost the station starting at 16:52 Moscow time (12:52 GMT).
The operation to raise the orbit is necessary to ensure favorable conditions for the docking of Russias Progress M-13M space freighter and the Soyuz TMA-22 piloted spacecraft with the orbital station.
Corrections to the space station's orbit are conducted periodically to compensate for Earth's gravity, to safeguard successful dockings and landings of spacecraft, and to avoid potential collisions with space debris. (PNA/RIA Novosti)