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August 5, 2021

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Russia launches lab module to Worldwide Area Station

Russia on Wednesday efficiently launched a long-delayed lab module for the Worldwide Area Station that’s meant to supply extra room for scientific experiments and house for the crew.
A Proton-M booster rocket carrying the Nauka module lifted off as scheduled at 7:58 pm native time (14:58 GMT) from the Russian house launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The navigational antennas and photo voltaic arrays deployed correctly after a flawless launch that set the module on an eight-day journey to the orbiting outpost.
After a sequence of maneuvers, the 20-metric-ton (22-ton) module is about to dock on the Worldwide Area Station in computerized mode on July 29.
The launch of Nauka, additionally known as the Multipurpose Laboratory Module, had been repeatedly delayed due to technical issues. It was initially scheduled to go up in 2007.
In 2013, consultants discovered contamination in its gasoline system, leading to a protracted and expensive substitute. Different Nauka programs additionally underwent modernization or repairs.
A launch beforehand set for July 15 was postponed till Wednesday as a result of want to repair unspecified flaws.
Earlier than Nauka docks on the station, one of many older Russian modules, the Pirs spacewalking compartment, will must be eliminated and scrapped to unlock room for the brand new module. Russian house controllers plan to carry out the maneuver Friday after they test and ensure that Nauka’s programs function correctly and the module is prepared for docking.
Russian crewmembers on the station have accomplished two spacewalks to attach cables in preparation for Nauka’s arrival. As soon as Nauka docks on the station, it can require a protracted sequence of manuevers, together with as much as 11 spacewalks starting in early September, to organize it for operation.
The Worldwide Area Station is at present operated by NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur; Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov of Russia’s Roscosmos house company; Japan Aerospace Exploration Company astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European Area Company astronaut Thomas Pesquet.
In 1998, Russia launched the station’s first module, Zarya, which was adopted in 2000 by one other massive module, Zvezda, and three smaller modules within the following years. The final of them, Rassvet, arrived on the station in 2010.

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