The ISS Was Lowered Closer To Earth Before The Arrival Of The Progress Space Truck
The orbit of the ISS was corrected before the arrival of the Progress MS-14 transport cargo ship, Roscosmos state Corporation reported on Sunday.
"To form the working orbit of the International space station before the launch of the Progress MS-14 cargo ship on April 19, 2020, its orbit was corrected," the state Corporation said.
The engines of the Zvezda service module were switched on at 8:09 Moscow time and worked for almost a minute.
Earlier, Roscosmos reported that the maneuver is carried out to reduce the height of the station's orbit by 1.5 thousand meters.
Launch of the Soyuz-2.1A with the Progress MS-14 cargo ship is scheduled for April 25 at 4:51 Moscow time from site 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome, docking with the ISS - at 8: 13 Moscow time.
Currently, the ship is being prepared for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome. It will deliver fuel and gas supplies, service equipment and life support equipment to the International space station under the program of the 75th ISS supply mission.