ATV Propulsion System Working, Orbit Changes in Progress

Date: Wed Mar 12 2008 - 17:09:07 UTC

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    SpaceflightNow <> is reporting that the propulsion system is fully functional and orbit changes are under way.
    "Jules Verne completed its first two major orbit-raising maneuvers using all four chains Tuesday, kicking off a series of more than a dozen burns to move the ship from its current 162-mile-high orbit to a point 1,200 miles in front of the station by next week."
    A burn to test it's ability to rapidly leave the station will be performed Friday.
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