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February 19, 2016

Another ISS orbit adjustment is scheduled for March 5, 2016, – Mission Control Centre representative reported.

“ISS orbit will be adjusted with the help of Progress M-29M cargo vehicle docked with the station. As a result of this maneuver ISS orbit medium altitude is expected to increase by 1,8 km. The main goal of this maneuver is to create optimal ballistic conditions for Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft docking with the station. The launch is scheduled for March 19 and will take place from Baikonur spaceport.

According to MCC spokesman orbit adjustment maneuver will start at 06.58, Moscow time, and will last for 711 seconds.

“This is the predicted data, it can be changed according to the real ballistic conditions”, – he specified.

Soyuz TMA-20M will deliver to the station Russian cosmonauts Oleg Skripochka and Alexei Ovchinin and American astronaut Jeffrey Williams. Currently ISS crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Korniyenko, Sergey Volkov and yuri Malenchenko NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Timothy Kopra and ESA astronaut Timothy Peake.

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