"With the aim of the initial formation of ballistic conditions before the launch and docking of the Soyuz MS-18 manned transport spacecraft, which are scheduled in the spring of 2021, the next correction of the International Space Station's orbit is scheduled for November 12, 2020 22:35 Moscow time," the message says.

It is noted that, according to preliminary data from the ballistic and navigation support service of the Flight Control Center of TsNIIMash, "after a corrective maneuver lasting 363.5 seconds, the average altitude of the station's orbit will increase by about 1.1 km and will be about 419.43 km above the Earth's surface."

On October 14, the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft with three crew members: Ryzhikov, Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins - for the first time flew to the ISS using a two-orbit scheme, setting a record for the speed of flight to the station.

It took a little over three hours.