May 17, 2013
Categories: ISS, MCC, Progress, Roscosmos

According to the ISS flight program station reboost maneuver was completed on May 17, 2013.

As MCC press-service reports, according to ballistics and navigational support service calculation the engines of Progress19M cargo vehicle were ignited at 02:21 UTC (06:21 Moscow time). According to telemetry data the engines were firing for 922,4 seconds. As a result of this dynamic operation the ISS got 1,6 m/s velocity increment.

Average altitude of the station orbit increased by 2,8 km and amounts to 415,7 km.

After station reboost maneuver the ISS parameters are as follows:
– Minimal altitude over the Earth’s surface – 411,5 km
– Maximum altitude over the earth’s surface – 430,3 km
– Orbital period – 92, 877 minutes
– Inclination – 51,668 degrees

Station reboost maneuver was carried out to form working orbit of the station before the flight of Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft that is to be launched in the night of May 29, 2013.

Image credit – Roscosmos

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