Progress MS-14 spacecraft to adjust ISS orbit

In order to form the ballistic conditions prior to the Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft launch, an orbit correction of the International Space Station is scheduled for July 29, 2020.

Soyuz MS-14, Image credit: NASA

According to TsNIIMash Mission Control Center (part of Roscosmos) data, Progress MS-14 cargo vehicle engines will be switched on at 13:42 UTC for 336.3 seconds.

After the maneuver, the average flight altitude will increase by 1.1 kilometer to about 419.1 kilometers.

The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket launch with the Soyuz MS-17 crewed spacecraft is scheduled for October 2020 lifting off from Site No. 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Soyuz MS-17 crew includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, as well as NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins.