15 Oct 2021 14:56

Engine testing temporarily knocks ISS out of orientation

MOSCOW. Oct 15 (Interfax) - Specialists from the Mission Control Center have rapidly fixed a loss of attitude by the International Space Station (ISS) caused by testing of the Soyuz MS-18 engines, the Energia Rocket and Space Corporation said.

"While the engines of the Soyuz MS-18 spaceship were being tested, they had an effect on the station's attitude. The ISS's orientation was temporarily altered as a result," Energia said.

"The station's attitude was rapidly restored through the efforts of personnel from the Mission Control Group of the ISS Russian segment. Neither the station nor the crew are in danger," it said.