"The planned correction of the ISS orbit altitude is scheduled for January 12, 2022," the message says.

It is carried out with the aim of forming ballistic conditions before the launch of the Soyuz MS-21 manned spacecraft into orbit and the landing of the Soyuz MS-19.

It is noted that after the maneuver, the orbital altitude of the ISS will increase by 850 m, and the average orbital altitude will increase to 417.73 km.

Earlier, Dmitry Rogozin, general director of Roscosmos, said that spacecraft would soon begin flights according to a single-turn scheme, which would make it possible to get to the ISS in one and a half to two hours.