mardi 12 janvier 2016

Performed scheduled ISS orbit correction

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In accordance with the flight program of the International Space Station (ISS) on January 11, 2016 held the planned correction of the ISS orbit. The purpose of the correction was the creation of conditions for the launch of ballistic transport of manned spacecraft (TPC) Soyuz TMA-20M, scheduled for March 2016.

According to calculations of service ballistics navigation support Mission Control Center (MCC) the engines of the cargo spacecraft Progress M-29M were performed at 5:05 min. MSK (Moscow Time). The engine run time was 1003 seconds. After the maneuver the average height of the flight station increased by 3 km and amounted to 403.8 km.

 ISS reboost by Progress-M Cargo

The parameters of the orbit began as follows:

· Minimum height above the Earth's surface - 399.8 km,

· Maximum height above the Earth's surface - 422.2 km,

· Period - 92.58 min.

· Inclination - 51.66 deg.

The previous planned correction of the ISS orbit was held November 25, 2015 to ensure convergence with the station Soyuz TMA-19M, which successfully took place 15 December 2015.

ROSCOSMOS Press Release:

Image, Text, Credits: ROSCOSMOS/NASA/ Aerospace/Roland Berga.


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