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