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March 3, 2015
Categories: ISS, MCC, NASA, Roscosmos, Russia, Soyuz, Space

Today on March 03, at 11.00, Moscow time, ISS orbit was adjusted with the help of Progress M-26M cargo vehicle thrusters. The thrusters were inited at 11.00 and have been operating for 197,4 seconds. The medium altitude of the station increased by 750m and amounted to 402,68 km, the velocity increased by 0,43 m/s.

According to MCC ballistics and navigational support service ISS orbit parameters are as follows:

-minimum altitude – 398,43 kn

-maximum altitude – 425,88

-orbit time – 92,556

-inclination – 51,66°.

The main goal of this station reboost maneuver was to form working orbit for Soyuz-14M landing and Soyuz TMA-16M docking with the station.

Soyuz TMA-14M landing is planned for March 12, onboard the spacecraft Roscosmos cosmonauts Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyayev and NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore will return to the Earth.

The launch of Soyuz TMA-16M with Roscosmos cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly onboard is scheduled for March 27. Mikhail Korniyenko and Scott Kelly will work on the orbit for about a year.

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