The station has been moved: the ISS is preparing to receive the Progress MS-25 spacecraft

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After the maneuver, the average altitude of the ISS orbit increased by 2.5 km

Tonight, the orbit of the International Space Station was adjusted to support the launch of the Progress MS-25 cargo spacecraft. The press service of Roscosmos spoke about this.

MS-25 spacecraft
MS-25 spacecraft

The Progress MS-24 engines turned on at 00:11 Moscow time, worked for 905.7 seconds and produced an impulse of 1.43 m/s. After the maneuver, the average altitude of the ISS orbit increased by 2.5 km and amounted to 417.98 km above the Earth’s surface. 

The station has been moved: the ISS is preparing to receive the Progress MS-25 spacecraft

The Progress MS-24 spacecraft docked to the Zvezda service module of the Russian segment of the ISS. During the entire flight of the ISS, 349 corrections to the altitude of its orbit were carried out, including 195 using the engines of the Progress spacecraft.

The launch of the Progress MS-25 cargo ship from the Baikonur Cosmodrome using the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle is scheduled for December 1, 2023.

Currently, the crew of the 70th long-term expedition is working on board the ISS, including Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Konstantin Borisov, NASA astronauts Jasmine Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa.

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