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June 19, 2015
Categories: ISS, MCC, Progress, Russia, Soyuz, Space

ISS medium altitude successfully increased to create optimal ballistic conditions for the docking with Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft carrying new mission crew members onboard, – MCC representative reported.

Progress M-26M cargo vehicle thrusters have been operating for 248 seconds. As a result of his maneuver ISS medium altitude increased by 900 meters and amounted to 401,4 km, – the spokesman stated.

After adjustment ISS parameters are as follows:

-       minimum altitude over the Earth surface – 400,2 km;

-       maximum altitude over the Earth surface – 421,4 km;

-       orbit time – 92,531 min.;

-       orbit inclination – 51,665 degrees;

At the present time the crew working onboard comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.   After Soyuz TMA-17M launch scheduled for late July  Russian cosmonaut Oleg kononekno, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and American astronauy kjell lindgrell will arrive at the orbit. Soyuz TMa-17M will dock with the station six hours after the launch.

On May 16 Progress M-26M thrusters didn’t start at the time planned and orbit adjustment scheduled wasn’t accomplished. Second effort was taken on May 18 and was a success.

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