Specialists conducted the orbit of the International space station, flight altitude is reduced by almost one kilometer for docking cargo vehicle "Progress MS-15", according to Roscosmos.
Initially, the correction was planned for the 10th of July, the altitude was going to increase to 480 meters. But plans changed after the ISS had to make an unplanned evasive action of debris - shatter stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987.
The height of the orbit of the International space station on Saturday, it is planned to reduce a kilometer before the arrival of the cargo ship "Progress MS-15", informed RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
The height of the orbit of the station wanted to raise to 480 metres, on 10 July, but after the unscheduled evasive maneuvers ISS 3 July from the chip stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987, plans were changed.
Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz will fly to the International space station in October on a quick six-hour scheme, ultra-fast three-hour scheme will not be used, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.
"Ballistic flight to the ISS (orbital parameters, date and time of launch of manned spacecraft) does not allow to realize the convergence of the ISS by ultrafast three-hour scheme," he added.