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A Needed Boost

A European cargo vehicle gives the Space Station a lift.

Here is my attempt to capture a Station re-boost last weekend using ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) propellant.

Notice that as the burn progresses, a halo of exhaust accumulates that is visible when the thrusters fire for thrust corrections.

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