April 30, 2014
Categories: ISS, MCC, Progress, Russia, Soyuz, TSNIIMASH

ISS orbit was adjusted on April 29, 2014. According calculations of TSNIIMash Federal Unitary Enterprise MCC  ballistic and navigational support service specialists Progress M-21M thrusters were ignited at 11.45, Moscow time and have been operating for 557 seconds. As a result of this reboost maneuver the station got the velocity increment of 1,22 m/s, orbit medium altitude increased by 2,1 km and amounted to 417,2 km.

According to MCC ballistic-navigational support service specialists upon the completions of the maneuver the ISS parameters are as follows:

Minimum altitude – 417,02 km;

Maximum altitude – 433,86 km;

Orbit time – 92,857 minutes;

Inclination – 51,67°

Station reboost maneuver was accomplished to prepare the station for Soyuz TMA-11M return to the Earth scheduled for May 14, 2014 and future Soyuz TMA-M spaceflight that will be launched from Baikonur spaceport on May 28, 2014.

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