ATV
June 20, 2013
Categories: ATV, ISS, Progress

According to ISS flight schedule ATV- cargo vehicle carried out ISS reboost maneuver on June 19, 2013.

According to TSNIIMASH ballistic and navigation support service calculations the OCS engines (orbital control system) of ATV-4 “Albert Einstein” European cargo vehicle were run at 17.05. As telemetry reports the engines operated for 411, 0 seconds.. As a result of this dynamic operation the ISS received velocity increment oft 1,6 m/s .

Average altitude of the station orbit increased by 1,75 km and amounts to 415,75 km.

After station reboost maneuver the ISS parameters are as follows:
- Minimal altitude over the Earth’s surface – 412,2 km
- Maximum altitude over the earth’s surface – 439,4 km
- Orbital period -92, 826 minutes
- Inclination – 51,667 degrees
The maneuver was aimed to test ATV-4 engines and create optimal conditions for ProgressM-20M Russian cargo vehicle docking to ISS. Progress M-20M launch is planned for July27 from Baikonur cosmodrome.

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