Space station thrown out of trajectory: Rokosmos boss plays down ISS breakdown

The specialists were working from the flight control center on the engines of the new module in order to ensure the safety of the ISS and the crew, the space agency Roskosmos announced on Friday in Moscow.

After the module initially docked with the ISS as planned on Thursday, its engines ignited a few hours later “unintentionally and unexpectedly,” as NASA tweeted. The space station was thrown out of its trajectory. The crew of the ISS then ignited the engines of the Russian part of the station in order to counteract. The correction took almost an hour.