mercredi 25 avril 2012

Adjusted! The orbit of the ISS












ESA - ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi Mission patch.

April 25, 2012

Mission Control Center (MCC) has completed an operation to increase the average altitude of the International Space Station (ISS).

Adjustments be conducted using two main engines of the orbital control system (Orbital Control System - OCS) of the European cargo spacecraft ATV-3 "Edoardo Amaldi." Maintaining the desired spatial position of the ISS provides orientation engines of the Russian Service Module "Zvezda" and the cargo ship "Progress M-15M."

ATV re-boost ISS. Credit: ESA

The operation carried out in order to form a working orbit station to provide the necessary conditions for landing manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-22", which is scheduled for April 27.

The average height of the orbit of the ISS increased by 4.1 kilometers and is 395.3 kilometers.

Original text in Russian: http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19008

Image, Text, Credits: Press-service of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos PAO) and the PCO / ESA / Translation: Orbiter.ch.

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