atv-4
October 24, 2013

Another ISS reboost maneuver is scheduled for the Thursday, as a result of it the station orbit is to be raised by 900 meters, – Mission Control Centre representative reported.

According to him the station will be reboosted with the help of thrusters of European cargo vehicle ATV-4 “Albert Einstein” docked with the ISS. It will be the last time ISS orbit will be adjusted with the help of ATV-4 since on October 28 at 12.33 Moscow time the vehicle will be undocked form the ISS. Rene Pischel the head of ESA representation office in Russia reported earlier that the space vehicle will be deorbited and sank in the Pacific Ocean on November 2 or 3.

The thrusters will be run at 14.18 Moscow time and operate for 256,6 seconds (a little more than 4 minutes). The station will get the velocity increment of 0,62 m/s nd as a result of the maneuver the medium altitude of the station will be increased by 900 meters, – MCS representative stated.

He specified that the main objective of the maneuver is to form working orbit for Soyuz TMA-11M docking with the ISS. New ISS crew  consists of Mickail Tyurin ( Roscosmos),  Richard Mastracchio (NASA)  and Koichi Wakata (JAXA). The crew will deliver to the ISS Olympic torch that will be carried into the open space by Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Oleg Kotov.

Soyuz will be launched from the first launchpad (Gagarin launch) of Baikonur spaceport at 8.08 Moscow time, November 7. The docking will take place six hours after the launch.

comments

More from this category:
485329_132152210303351_1170776452_n
April 3, 2013

According to press service of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, NASA astronaut Kjell N. Lindgren was introduced to the management and instructors of GCTC. Kjell N….

full story
957683354h1u
July 31, 2014

The facilities for Vostochny spaceport have been entirely produced.  There is no schedule delay. That was the subject of discussion during the visit of Roscosmos…

full story
1010627031
July 15, 2014

The first launch of Angara heavy booster with a satellite will take place in 2016-2017, Roscosmos head deputy Alexander Ivanov reported. “First Angara boosters for…

full story
Misurkin
April 8, 2014

RIA Novosti – A Russian astronaut Alexander Misurkin thinks humankind should not stop at the exploration of near-Earth space but rather go further in the…

full story
5099634131
July 13, 2016

We are making apologize for not posting news for such a long period. Our specialists went to Baikonur spaceport to watch new Soyuz MS spacecraft…

full story
Angara3
August 30, 2013

Nuclear propulsion systems developed by Keldysh Centre will be used on new Angara Booster, – Told Deputy General Director of the centre Vladimir Koschlakov at…

full story
rise_flags
May 20, 2013

Baikonur saw flag-raising ceremony before the launch of Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft. 36/37 ISS missions main and back-up crews take part in this ceremony which symbolizes the…

full story
jS7WBp0G2Hs
July 3, 2014

Soyuz-2.1b booster with Fregat upper stage, Meteor-M #2 space device and 6 small satellites launch from Baikonur is scheduled for July 8, 19.58, Moscow time. The…

full story