Yesterday at 14:13 CEST, ATV-3 performed a one-burn ISS reboost using the vessel’s Orbit Correction System (OCS) thrusters. The burn ran 16:08 min:sec and provided an increase in Station orbital velocity by 2.3 m/second. This was expected to result in a mean altitude increase of 4.1 km.
The burn set up the Station’s orbit (‘phased’) for the launch of Soyuz 30S, set for mid-May.
Prior to the burn, ESA astronaut André Kuipers closed the protective shutters of the US orbital segment (the Lab, Node-3/Cupola and Kibo module) windows.