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December 12, 2013
Categories: ISS, MCC, Progress

Mission Control Centre: ISS reboost maneuver completed with the help of Progress M-21M thrusters.

Thrusters of Progress were ignited on Wednesday at 20.34 Moscow time and were firing for 459 seconds. The station got a velocity increment of 1 m/s. The average altitude of the orbit was increased by 1,7 km, – the spokesman for space industry reported.

According to data from ballistic and navigation servce of MCC after this maneuver the maximum altitude of the ISS orbit amounts to 432,2 km, minimum altitude – 415,6 km. The orbital peiod is 92.819 minutes while the orbital inclination is 51.67°.

This maneuver was a test before the main one scheduled for December 13. The goal of these maneuvers is to create a prober orbit for the ISS required to provide a siccessful docking of Progress M-22M, which is to be launched on February 5, 2014 opening the Russian space launches program of the next year.

Image credit – Roscosmos

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