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The International Space Station with the space shuttle (upper left) and ATV-2 (lower right)



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The International Space Station with the space shuttle (upper left) and ATV-2 (lower right)
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After assisting with attitude changes required for the docking and undocking of two Soyuz and two Progress spacecraft, the Japanese HTV cargo carrier and two space shuttles, the ATV-2 increased the altitude of the International Space Station (ISS) in a number of manoeuvres. In total, the orbit raising manoeuvres increased the orbit altitude by over 50 kilometres.
Credit: NASA