Refueller is carefully approaching condemned Mir station

The flight of the Progress spaceship, which will deliver fuel for the Russian Mir orbital station, is proceeding without deviations from the set trajectory. Today in the morning it performed the second maneuver required to come closer to the station, said a spokesman at the Flight Control Center outside Moscow. As a result of the maneuver, the spaceship entered the orbit with the following parameters: the maximal distance from the Earth is 268 km and the minimal - 197 km. Before docking with the station, the spaceship will perform another four such maneuvers, RIA Novosti announces. The docking is slated for January 27. The fuel to be delivered by the Progress spaceship is needed to sink the station, whose resource has been exhausted

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