The International Space Station is due to swerve tomorrow morning to avoid a debris cloud from a Japanese satellite, the Russian Flight Control Centre said.

A Russian Zvezda service module will fire booster rockets to shift the station out of the path of the space junk if the agency is certain it's necessary.

The dodge is provisionally planned for 10.22am BST (9.22 GMT, 00.01 PST), a source in the centre told Russian news agency RIA Novosti, but it could be cancelled or postponed.