2 Mar 2018 11:27

ISS orbit to be adjusted in March for June launches

BAIKONUR. March 2 (Interfax) - The Mission Control Center in Korolyov, Moscow region, will again lift the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), a Baikonur cosmodrome source told Interfax.

"The next adjustment of the ISS orbit has been scheduled for March 14 with help of the Progress MS-08 resupply ship's engines," the source said.

The primary purpose of the orbit's adjustment is to prepare for the June launches. The orbit may be lifted by 0.4 kilometers on the average.

"Ballistic conditions have been provided for the manned mission due in March. The next adjustment will prepare for the June launches," the source said.