ISS orbit correction scheduled for September 10

The International Space Station orbit correction is scheduled for September 10, 2020 to create the ballistic conditions prior to the Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft launch.

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According to the Mission Control Center data, Progress MS-14 cargo vehicle engines will be switched on at 20:32 UTC for 225.1 seconds. After the maneuver, the average flight altitude of the station will increase by 800 meters to about 419.6 kilometers.

The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft launch is planned for October 14, 2020 from the Site No. 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, as well as NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins. Their backups are Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov, as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei.


Source: Roscosmos