iss-orbit-adjustment
September 16, 2013
Categories: ATV, ISS, MCC, Roscosmos, Russia, Soyuz

On September 15, 2013 Mission Control Centre specialists successfully adjusted the orbit of the ISS to increase the medium altitude by 900 meters, – Roscosmos spokesman reported to RIA-Novosti.

According to him the orbit was adjusted with the help of thrusters of ATV-4 cargo vehicle docked to the ISS.

“ The thrusters of European cargo vehicle have been operating for 204,22 seconds (about 3,5 minutes); the station got 0,5 m/s velocity increment. As a result of station reboost maneuver the medium altitude was increased by 900 meters and amounted to 415,8 km, – the spokesman stated.

He also reported that the the orbit adjustment was to make easier the upcoming docking of Soyuz TMA-10M space vehicle with new ISS mission crew onboard to the ISS. The crew consists of Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazansky and NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins.

More from this category:
o_9745432
June 30, 2014

German astronaut Alexander Gerst shaved-off his USA colleagues  Gregory Wiseman and Stephen Swanson working with him onboard the International Space Station. The astronauts made a…

full story
7hS1ifIAeLU
May 6, 2015

On Wednesday morning Progress M-26M cargo vehicle docked to the ISS increased medium altitude of station’s orbit by 2 km, – spokesman for MCC reported. Progress…

full story
DSC_0301
March 4, 2015

Today the Head of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre Yuri Lonchakov celebrates his 50th Birthday. Yuri Lonchakov devoted many years of his life to space exploration. …

full story
DSC_0084_новый размер
September 14, 2016

Dear friends! Now you have an outstanding opportunity to witness such great historical event as Soyuz spacecraft launch. Take your chance to see international crew…

full story
5350935035
March 3, 2016

On March 3, 2016, GCTC officially  saw off the members of prime and back-up ISS-47/48 mission crews to Baikonur. The prime crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts…

full story
Soyuz-TMA-10M-crew
September 26, 2013

Soyuz-FG booster with new ISS crew onboard Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft was launched from №1 launchpad (“Gagarin launch”) of Baikonur spaceport. The crew consists of Roscosmos…

full story
IMG_4936
March 10, 2015

Last weekend search and rescue team arrived in Kazakhstan to meet Russian-American crew of Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft that finished its orbital mission. “On Saturday search…

full story
1033664589
April 23, 2015

Russian satellites constellation will be increased to 181 satellite, – Roscosmos head Igor Komarov reported speaking about new Russian Federal Space program for 2015-2016. According…

full story