March 22, 2021
Categories: ISS

A routine ISS orbit correction is scheduled for April 2, 2020 to form ballistic conditions prior to the Soyuz MS-18 crewed spacecraft launch.

According to the TsNIIMash Mission Control Center (part of Roscosmos) data, the Progress MS-14 cargo spacecraft docked to the Zvezda module accessory bay will have its engines switched on at 12:29 UTC for 129 seconds giving an impulse of 22 m/s. The specialists are now calculating the exact orbit increase parameters, the details will follow.

Currently, the 64th long-term expedition crew is working aboard the International Space Station. The crew consists of the ISS-64 expedition crew commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov, Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins, as well as NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi who arrived at the ISS on November 17, 2020 on the Crew Dragon ship.

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