- ISS to Raise Altitude by 0.62 Miles on November 12 to Prepare for Soyuz Docking -Roscosmos
ISS To Raise Altitude By 0.62 Miles On November 12 To Prepare For Soyuz Docking -Roscosmos
Daniyal Sohail 1 month ago Fri 30th October 2020 | 08:10 PM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 30th October, 2020) The altitude of the International Space Station's (ISS) orbit is expected to be raised by one kilometer (about 0.62 miles) on November 12 using the engines of Russia's Progress MS-14 cargo spacecraft to create ballistic conditions for arrival of a Soyuz spacecraft in the spring, a spokesperson for Roscosmos, Russia's state space agency, told Sputnik.
The aim of the maneuver is to prepare the ISS for docking of the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft in April 2021.
The previous orbit correction maneuver took place on October 7, when the altitude of the ISS was lowered by 1.3 kilometers.