February 17, 2016

After station reboost maneuver medium altitude of the ISS increased by 1,8 km and amounted to 404,4 km, – spokesman for MCC reported.

‘Progress M-29M cargo vehicle have been operating for approximately 12 minutes, as a result of this maneuver the orbit increased by 1,8 km and amounted to 404,4 km”, – said MCC representative.

ISS orbit was adjusted to create optimal ballistic conditions for future docking of Soyuz TMA-20M  with the station. The launch is scheduled for March 19.

“Soyuz TMa-20M will bring to the ISS Russian cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin going to space for the first time and Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Geoffrey Williams”.

Currently ISS crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Korniyenko, Sergev Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronauts scott Kelly and Timothy Kopra and ESA astronaut Timothy Peake.

 

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