ISS orbital altitude will be reduced by almost 2 km

NASA intends to make every effort to continue operating the International Space Station until 2030. Recall that earlier NASA & nbsp; approved & nbsp; American astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg as part of the sixth crew of the Crew Dragon spacecraft & nbsp; for sending to ISS in 2023. It is reported that the engines of the Progress MS-18 cargo ship will be used to ensure the correction. They will be turned on at 04:18 Moscow time and will run for 539.4 seconds. “ After carrying out the corrective maneuver, the average altitude of the ISS orbit will decrease by 1.8 km '', & mdash; specified in the department. Истoчник