International Space Station Orbit Correction

Today, July 29, 2020, the orbit of the International Space Station was corrected.

International Space Station, Image credit: NASA

The engines of the Progress MS-14 cargo vehicle, with the help of which the orbit correction was carried out, were turned on at 16:57 Moscow time for 336 seconds, as a result the ISS received an impulse of 0.65 m / s. After the corrective maneuver, the average altitude of the ISS orbit increased by 1.1 km.

According to the data of the ballistic and navigation support service of the TsNIIMash Flight Control Center (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation), the parameters of the station's orbit after the correction were:

  • Orbital period : 92.87 min;

  • orbital inclination : 51.66 degrees;

  • minimum height above the Earth's surface : 417.5 km;

  • maximum height above the Earth's surface : 436.2 km.

This operation was carried out with the aim of forming ballistic conditions before launching the Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft.