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Record boost for ATV to raise ISS orbit

An animation by ESA produced Feb 2008 used recently in a news report 20th June 08 'For the second time since April, ESA's Jules Verne ATV was used to raise the orbit of the International Space Station yesterday. A record boost from the 20 minute burn of the Automated Transfer Vehicle's main engines successfully lifted the altitude of the 300-tonne Station by around 7 km to an altitude of around 345 km above the Earth's surface.' News article & video Source- 'Animation of the ISS re-boost performed by Jules Verne ATV. The Station's altitude naturally decreases with atmospheric drag. Regular re-boosts push the Station back into a higher altitude. Re-boosts can be provided by the Russian Progress, the Space Shuttle, the ISS itself and the ATV.'
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