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July 14, 2014
Categories: ISS, MCC, Progress, Russia

International space station orbit was adjusted on July 11, 2014. According to MCC ballistic and navigational support service crews Zvezda service module thrusters were ignited at 18:53:05, Moscow time and operated for 58 seconds. The station got velocity increment of 0,95 m/s. As a result of this maneuver the medium altitude of the orbit was increased by 1,7 km and amounted to 416,55 km.

According to ballistic and navigational support service after the maneuver the station’s parameters are as follows:

Minimum altitude – 415,17 km;

Maximum altitude -431,23 km;

Orbit time – 92,84 min.;

Inclination – 51,67°

The maneuver was aimed to form the working orbit of the station before the docking with Progress M-24M cargo vehicle scheduled for July 24, 2014.

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