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Launch vehicle "Proton-M" with the module "Nauka" launched from Baikonur

21.07.2021 203 просмотров

A heavy Proton-M rocket with a multifunctional laboratory module Nauka was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome

The Proton-M launch vehicle with the Nauka multi-purpose laboratory module (MLM) was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, reports corr. TASS.

The duration of the active phase of the rocket flight until the module separation will be 580 seconds (approximately 9 minutes).

Further rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) will be carried out by Nauka engines. The launch of the module to the docking zone with the ISS will last eight days. The docking is scheduled for July 29 at 16:26 Moscow time.

The Science module is designed to implement the Russian program of scientific and applied research and experiments. After the commissioning of the MLM, the Russian segment will receive additional volumes for arranging workplaces and storing cargo, placing equipment for regenerating water and oxygen. With Nauka, Russian cosmonauts should get a second toilet, a cabin for a third crew member, as well as a European ERA manipulator that will allow some work to be done without spacewalk. Nauka will deliver water containers, handrails, fans, cables and other cargo to the ISS.

Proton-M is a Russian disposable launch vehicle. Belongs to the family of space carriers "Proton", created in the early 1960s. "Protons" are used to launch various spacecraft into space, including navigation, military and commercial satellites, interplanetary automatic stations.

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