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ISS orbit elevated by more than 1 km


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Jan 12, 2022

The orbital altitude of the International Space Station was adjusted in order to form ballistic conditions before the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 manned spacecraft into orbit and the landing of the Soyuz MS-19 descent vehicle. According to preliminary data, after the maneuver, the ISS orbital altitude increased by 1.2 km.

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 21:24 Moscow time, a command was issued and the engines of the Progress MS-18 cargo vehicle docked to the Russian segment of the ISS were turned on. They worked for 395.4 seconds, and the impulse value was 0.73 m / s. At present, specialists of the ballistic and navigation support service of the TsNIIMash Flight Control Center (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) are studying telemetry. The parameters of the ISS orbit after the maneuver will be reported additionally.

International Space Station (ISS)

The launch of the Soyuz MS-21 manned spacecraft with the crew of the 67th long-term expedition is scheduled for March 18, 2022 at 18:55 Moscow time. The landing of the Soyuz MS-19 descent vehicle with Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Peter Dubrov, as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, is scheduled for March 30 at 14:27 Moscow time.

In addition to Shkaplerov, Dubrov and Vande Haya, NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, are currently working on board the International Space Station.

Related links:

ROSCOSMOS Press Release:

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International Space Station (ISS):

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


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