Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
Amid India-Canada diplomatic row
access_time 22 Sep 2023 4:00 AM GMT
K Radhakrishnan
access_time 21 Sep 2023 4:00 AM GMT
Womens quota in legislatures
access_time 20 Sep 2023 5:24 AM GMT
Extended Congress CWC meet raises hopes
access_time 19 Sep 2023 5:11 AM GMT
The saboteurs in the market of hate
access_time 18 Sep 2023 9:47 AM GMT
Schools breeding hatred
access_time 14 Sep 2023 10:37 AM GMT
access_time 16 Aug 2023 5:46 AM GMT
Remembering the Teachers
access_time 5 Sep 2023 6:24 AM GMT
Homechevron_rightTechnologychevron_rightRussian spacecraft...

Russian spacecraft raises International Space Station orbit

Russian spacecraft raises International Space Station orbit

Moscow: The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) was raised on Monday by the Russian Progress M-26 unmanned cargo spacecraft in its second attempt, after the last manoeuvre was aborted on Friday, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Russia's Mission Control Centre (MCC) successfully conducted the orbit correction with the Progress M-26M spacecraft engines, a rocket and space industry source told TASS on Monday.

"The manoeuvre has been completed," the Roscosmos source said.

According to him, the spacecraft's engines worked for 23 minutes. During this time the ISS orbit was lifted by 2.8 km to an average height of 405 km.

A space industry source said previously that on the night to May 16 the ISS orbit adjustment manoeuvre failed because the Progress cargo spacecraft's control system cancelled the engines' ignition.

Flight director of the Russian ISS section Vladimir Solovyov said that MCC specialists investigated the causes of the contingency and were ready to conduct another orbit correction in a backup mode on Monday.

The backup orbit adjustment scheme envisages the use of not all engines of the spacecraft.

According to Solovyov, this adjustment has been conducted in order to create optimal conditions for the ISS crewmembers' landing on June 11 and the launch of another cargo spacecraft in early July.

Show Full Article
Next Story