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The ISS orbit will be raised 1.9 km before the launch of the Progress MS-20

On Saturday, May 14, the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) will be corrected. This is a planned correction necessary for the formation of ballistic conditions before putting the Progress MS-20 payload carrier into orbit.

Roskosmos specified that at 9:05 p.m. Moscow time, the Progress MS-18 attached to the Zvezda module of the Russian segment of the ISS will start its engines for 659 seconds. After the maneuver, the altitude of the station’s orbit will increase by 1.9 kilometers and will rise to 418.22 kilometers, TASS reports.

The launch of Progress MS-20 to the ISS is scheduled for June 3 from Baikonur.

Earlier it was reported that cosmonaut Oleg Artemiev became the commander of the ISS. On May 4, he was given command by American astronaut Thomas Marshburn. During the ceremony, an act on the transfer of command of the ISS was signed. The American astronaut stressed that in addition to being a testimony to the technological achievements of humanity, the ISS is a model of international cooperation and a place where peace reigns.


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