lundi 11 octobre 2021

ISS will be "raised" above the Earth by almost a kilometer on Tuesday


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Oct. 11, 2021

The planned correction of the orbit of the International Space Station is scheduled for October 12, 2021. It is carried out with the aim of forming ballistic conditions before launching into a near-earth orbit and further landing of the Soyuz MS-20 manned transport vehicle with the crew of the 20th visiting expedition (for Soyuz MS generation) to the International Space Station.

Soyuz MS-18 relocation

According to preliminary data from the ballistic and navigation support service of the Flight Control Center TsNIIMash (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation), at 10:05 Moscow time, a command will be issued to turn on the engines of the Zvezda service module of the ISS Russian segment, which will operate for 38.9 seconds ... After carrying out the corrective maneuver, the station's orbit altitude should increase by 940 meters, and the average altitude should increase to 420.45 km.

The orbital parameters of the International Space Station after the maneuver should be:

- Orbital period: 92.92 min;
- Orbital inclination: 51.66 degrees;
- Minimum orbital altitude: 419.44 km;
- Maximum orbit height: 441.11 km.

Now the crew of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov, participants of the scientific and educational project "Challenge" - directed by Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild, as well as NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur are working on board the International Space Station, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

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


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