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2003-Jul-08, 10:09 PM
SUMMARY: The International Space Station made a pre-planned orbit shift to give the Italian Megsat 0 satellite a wide berth on Friday. The station was raised 1.8 kilometres over the course of 7 minutes using the Progress cargo ship which is currently attached. This is the sixth time the station has been repositioned since construction began - NASA originally thought it would have to happen twice a year, but it's actually been less than that.

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