The adjustment is made to ensure better docking of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft, which is reportedly scheduled to blast off from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan on May 28 to bring a new crew to the ISS.

According to sources, the orbital raising maneuver will be carried out by firing the thrusters of the Progress M-21M cargo spacecraft which is docked with the ISS.

"The maneuver will be carried out using the thrusters of the Progress M-21M cargo spacecraft, which is currently docked with the station. The thrusters will be switched on at 7:45 GMT and will stay operational for 566.8 seconds (about 9.5 minutes)," the centre said.

The firing of the thrusters will raise the altitude of the International Space Station to 415.2 kilometers.

Centre also said that the Progress M-21M docked with the orbital station on November 30. The docking operation was being carried out by means of the new approach system in an automatic mode.

(JPN/Agencies)

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