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Feb 26, 2022
On Saturday, February 26, 2022, the orbital altitude of the International Space Station was adjusted to form ballistic conditions before the launch of the manned Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft (March 18) and the landing of the Soyuz MS-19 descent vehicle (March 30) . According to preliminary data, after the maneuver, the average altitude of the ISS orbit increased by 1.3 km.
International Space Station (ISS)
The engines of the Progress MS-18 cargo spacecraft docked to the Zvezda service module of the ISS Russian Segment were switched on at 04:22 Moscow time. They worked for 541.4 seconds and gave an impulse of 0.8 m / s.
For the entire duration of the ISS flight, 316 corrections were made to its orbital altitude, including 167 with the help of Progress cargo spacecraft engines. The next correction of the ISS orbit is expected on March 11, 2022.
The launch of the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft with the Expedition 67 crew, Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Artemiev, Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov, is scheduled for March 18, 2022 at 18:55 Moscow time. The landing of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft with the Expedition 66 crew, Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, is scheduled for March 30 at 14:26 Moscow time.
In addition to Shkaplerov, Dubrov and Vande Hei, NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, as well as European Space Agency astronaut Mattias Maurer are currently working on board the ISS.
ROSCOSMOS Press Release: https://www.roscosmos.ru/34256/
Progress MS-18: https://www.roscosmos.ru/tag/progress-ms-18/
Soyuz MS-19: https://www.roscosmos.ru/tag/sojuz-ms-19/
Soyuz MS-21: https://www.roscosmos.ru/tag/sojuz-ms-21/
International Space Station (ISS): https://www.roscosmos.ru/tag/mks/
Images, Text, Credits: ROSCOSMOS/TsNIIMash/MCC/NASA/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.
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