The ISS orbit will be adjusted on 10 August to accommodate the manned U.S. 22

The ISS orbit will be adjusted on 10 August to accommodate the manned U.S. 22

The Roscosmos State Corporation reports that the next planned orbital correction of the International Space Station is scheduled to take place on 10 August.

The correction is required to create ballistic conditions prior to the launch of the U.S.S. 22 manned vehicle and the landing of the U.S. 21 Union. It is expected that the M.M. 20 Progress power plant will be activated by approximately 300 seconds. The average orbital altitude of the station will increase by 840 metres to 416.26 km once the manoeuvre has been completed.

It is also reported that the launch of the Soyuz-MUS-22 manned ship by a Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur launch site will take place on 21 September 2022, and that the 68th long-term cruise crew of the Roskosmosmos, Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petelin, as well as the NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio, will be deployed to the ISS as part of an agreement between Roskosmos and NASA in mid-July.

On 29 September 2022, the launch vehicle of the manned Soyuz M. 21 is scheduled to land and the spacemen of the Roskosmosos Oleg Artemiev, Denis Matveyev and Sergei Korsakov will return to Earth.

There is now a 67th long expedition on board ISS, which, in addition to the Russian astronauts named, includes NASA astronauts Chell Lindgren, Robert Heins and Jessica Watkins, as well as an astronaut from the European Space Agency, Samantha Christoforetti.