According to the Flight Control Center of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (owned by Roscosmos State Corporation), the orbital altitude of the ISS increased by 3.5 kilometers, reaching 419.24 km.
The launch of Soyuz MS-24 is planned for September 15, 2023. The team includes Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub, as well as NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara.
Roscosmos also announced that the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft with the crew of the 69th long-term exploration team will land on September 27, 2023.
We previously reported that cosmonautics historian Alexander Zheleznyakov said in a conversation with RIA Novosti that the creation of the International Space Station (ISS) saved Russian cosmonautics.
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