mardi 3 mars 2015

Correction of the ISS orbit

ISS - International Space Station patch.


Today, March 3, at 11:00 Moscow time held the ISS orbit correction. Changing the trajectory to produce engines TGC "Progress M-26M". Flight altitude stations increased by 750 m and an average value was 402.68 km, and the speed of the ISS increased by 0.43 m / s. The main purpose of maneuvering - formation of a working station flight path for the return of the crew TPK "Soyuz TMA-14M" and docking with TPK "Soyuz TMA-16M."

ISS reboost by Progress-M space cargo

March 12 planned landing crew TPK "Soyuz TMA-14M", which is composed of astronauts ROSCOSMOS Helen Alexander Serov and Samokutyaev and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, the duration of their flight will take 169 days.

March 27, is scheduled to launch the WPK "Soyuz TMA-16M" on board the ISS astronauts go ROSCOSMOS Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. Joint flight Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly is about the year.

ROSCOSMOS Press Release:

Image, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency/ROSCOSMOS/ Aerospace.


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