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EXP 10 STATUS - 16 FEBRUARY 2005



Submitted by Arthur N1ORC - Amsat A/C #31468

* Progress 16 Raises Space Station's Orbit *
The International Space Station received an orbital boost from the ISS 
Progress 16 spacecraft Tuesday night. Russian flight controllers fired 
the Progress' engines at 6:22 p.m. CST Tuesday (0022 GMT Wednesday) to 
begin a 7-minute, 37-second maneuver that raised the ISS' orbit by 2.1 
miles (3.3 kilometers). The reboost placed the Station in the proper 
orbit needed for the arrival of the ISS Progress 17 spacecraft on March 
2. The Station's average altitude is now 223.2 statute miles (359.2 
kilometers).

The reboost occurred while Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and 
Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov slept. After waking up Wednesday 
morning, they began a work schedule that featured Russian science 
experiments and preparations for Progress 16's departure from the 
Station, which is slated for Feb. 27.

International Space Station Status Report No. 7 
<http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/spacenews/reports/issreports/2005/iss05-7.html>.
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