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Orbital Correction of ISS successful

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:47 pm
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S.P.Korolev RSC Energia Press Release:

On March 16, 2007, at 5 hours 47 minutes Moscow Time an orbital correction of the International Space Station (ISS) was performed.
The objective of the operation was to maintain the ISS orbit, to establish orbital conditions for the docking of the manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-10 with the space station and the landing of the Soyuz TMA-9 descent vehicle in the designated landing area of North Kazakhstan at the border with Russia.

The orbital correction was performed using approach and attitude control thrusters of the transportation spacecraft Progress M-58 attached to ISS on command from the space station control system. This operation used propellant from the Progress M-58 refueling system.

After completion of the nominal burn, the ISS orbital parameters reached the following values: the minimal orbital altitude of 331.04 km; the maximum orbital altitude of 351.55 km; the orbital period of 91.2 min; the orbital inclination of 51.6 deg.

The ISS is ready for the docking with the manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-10 carrying the crew of Expedition Fifteen (ISS-15), which is scheduled for launch from the Baikonur launch site on April 7 of this year.

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