ISS - International Space Station patch.
May 17 in accordance with the schedule of the International Space Station (ISS) performed surgery for the correction of its orbit.
At 6:00. 21 min. Moscow time included motors transport cargo vehicle (THC) "Progress M-19M", docked to the service module of the Service Module (SM) Zvezda of the Russian segment of the station. The duration of the propulsion system was 922.4 sec. As a result, ISS has gained momentum at 1.6 m / s, and the average height of its orbit increased by 2.8 km and reached 415.7 km.
International Space Station (ISS)
After making corrections, the following orbital station:
Minimum height above the surface of the Earth - 411.5 km;
Maximum height above the surface of the Earth - 430.3 km;
Period - 92.827 minutes;
The inclination - 51.669 degrees.
The purpose of correction - the formation of the working of the ISS to provide conditions for the docking of manned spacecraft (WPK) Soyuz TMA-09M, to be launched on 29 May 2013.
Press release from Roscosmos: http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=20096
Image, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos PAO) / NASA / Translation: Orbiter.ch Aerospace.