Will be a correction of the orbit of the ISS flight

© NASAМКС. Archival photoWill be a correction of the orbit of the ISS flight© NASA

Correction of the height of the orbit flight to the International space station (ISS) will take place on the morning of 27 August, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the mission control Center (MCC).

Earlier, the representative media reported that the operation to correct the orbit of the ISS flight moved from 25 to 27 August in connection with the refinement of a more optimal ballistic conditions for the preparation for the landing of the ship «Union MC-04».

«In accordance with the specified calculations ballistics correction of the orbit of the ISS flight will take place on 27 August 2017. For maneuver will be used in engines docked to the ISS cargo spacecraft «Progress MS-06″, the launch of which is scheduled at 7.55 MSK,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

It is expected that the engines will work 177 seconds, then the average height of flight of station will increase by about 0.6 km and will be 404,2 kilometers.

The purpose of correction — the formation of ballistic conditions to ensure the landing of the descent vehicle «Soyuz MS-04» with a crew consisting of Fyodor Yurchikhin (Roscosmos), NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson.