The space station adjusts its orbit

Friday 17th January 2020 - 15:26

The space station adjusts its orbit


Sources at the Ross Cosmos Foundation said that the orbit of the International Space Station will be modified soon.According to the sources, "The orbit of the station will be adjusted twice on January 23, to be suitable for the Russian Soyuz MS-13 landing operation."

The engines of the Russian Progress Freight MS-13 co-attached to the station will be used in the orbit adjustment process, as the engines will start the first run at 17:30 Moscow time, operating for 564 seconds.

The second round of engines will start at 20:38 Moscow time, to operate for 282 seconds, and contribute to adjusting the station's orbit again.

Soyuz MS-13 is supposed to separate from the space station, landing with the Russian astronaut Alexander Skovetsov, the Italian astronaut, Luca Parmenato, and the American, Christina Cook, aboard the Russian astronaut.