Progress M-26M" at noon on February 26, will raise the average orbit of the Space station is 1.1 km. Previously, the station had already lifted the European truck Georges Lemaitre, who had ottimale February 14.
To the International space station docked spacecraft "Progress M-26M". It will increase the average height of its flight 1 kilometer. This was reported in the mission control Center (MCC). Engines "Progress" is scheduled to start at noon on February 26.
"The propulsion system of "Progress" will be launched at 12:16 capital time. As expected, as a result of its work, the height of the ISS orbit will increase by 1.1 kilometers and will be 402,3 kilometer" - quoted by RIA Novosti informant from MCC.
Previously orbit station already raised. The last time it did 5-th and the last space truck Georges Lemaitre, created by the European program of the Automated Transfer Vehicle. It was ottimale from the station on February 14 and through the day sunk in the navigational area of the Pacific ocean.
To the ISS ship "Progress M-26M" docked February 17. It took about 2.3 tons of cargo. Including equipment for experiments "Environment", "Periodontal-2", "Regeneration-1", "Biofilm", "Cascade", "Biodegradation", "BAR", fuel for strengthening orbit station, food parcels and gifts for the participants of the crew. Today on the ISS are 6 people: the people of Russia Alexander Samokutyaev, Elena Serova and Anton Shkaplerov, Americans Barry Wilmore and Terry was Warts, also Italian Samantha Cristoforetti.
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