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:
May 24, 2020

On May 22, 2020 at 07:31 UTC the Russian Aerospace Forces operational crew successfully launched the “Soyuz-2.1b” carrier rocket with a Ministry of Defense spacecraft…

full story
March 23, 2022

The S.P. Korolev manned spacecraft (Soyuz MS-21) carrying the crew of the ISS-67 Expedition to the International Space Station docked to Node Module Prichal of…

full story
January 20, 2015

On Monday, January 19, space flight participant Sarah Brightman who will be a crew member of Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft started  her training in Gagarin Cosmonaut…

full story
October 30, 2018

The most important space date of this year is approaching – 20 years of the ISS! Thanks to the crew of the “Soyuz MS-08” spacecraft,…

full story
June 9, 2016

Proton-M booster with American telecommunication satellite Intelsat DLA-2 was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport today, on Thursday, June 09, at 10.10, Moscow time. The launch…

full story
October 22, 2018

October 19, 2018     The RSC Energia specialists will take part in a number of scientific research conducted by the Russian Institute of Biomedical…

full story
April 10, 2014

Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-23M cargo vehicle was launched to the ISS from Baikonur spaceport on April 9 at 19.26 Moscow time, – Roscosmos representative…

full story
February 11, 2019

Today, at the GCTC has completed experimental studies on the development of interactions between the cosmonaut and the anthropomorphic robot, which is controlled in a…

full story