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Controllers Make Another Orbital Correction for Nauka Module

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, specialists of the flight control group of the multipurpose module “Nauka” at the Mission Control Center of TsNIIMash (part of the State Corporation “Roscosmos”) routinely carried out a corrective maneuver of the module launched last Wednesday to the International Space Station. The next firing for further orbit alignment is scheduled for July 28th. The day before, the Progress MS-16 cargo vehicle […]

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  • July 27, 2021
Progress MS-16 and Pirs Undocked from International Space Station
Progress MS-16 and the Pirs module after undocking from the International Space Station. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — In accordance with the flight program of the Russian segment of the International Space Station, today, on July 26, 2021, the Progress MS-16 transport cargo vehicle with the Pirs docking module undocked from the ISS.

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  • July 26, 2021
Roscosmos Pushes Back Pirs Module Undocking to Monday

Editor’s Note: The undocking of the Pirs module from the International Space Station had been scheduled for Friday to make way for the new Nauka science module. The delaty is due to problems with Nauka’s engines and docking system after launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome last week. Those issues have apparently been resolved. MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Based on the results of an operational meeting of the control group at the […]

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  • July 25, 2021
NASA TV to Air Launch of Space Station Module, Departure of Another
The Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module undergoes final processing at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in preparation for its launch to the International Space Station on a Proton rocket. (Credits: Roscosmos)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA will provide live coverage of a new Russian science module’s launch and automated docking to the International Space Station, and the undocking of another module that has been part of the orbital outpost for the past 20 years. Live coverage of all events will be available on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

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  • July 18, 2021
Pirs Module Being Prepared for Undocking From the Space Station
Oleg Novitskiy in the Pirs module. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — The Russian crewmembers of the 65th long-term expedition to the International Space Station are preparing the Pirs module for undocking from the Russian segment of the ISS. Given that the Proton-M carrier rocket launches with the Nauka module on July 21, 2021, Pirs undocking is scheduled for July 23.

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  • July 16, 2021
Russia Schedules Launch of New Space Station Module for July 21
Fitting a radiator for the cooling system and installation of devices. (Credit: Yuzhny Space Center/Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — In accordance with the State Commission decision, the Proton-M carrier rocket with the new Nauka laboratory module is scheduled to launch from Site 200 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 21, 2021 at 14:58:21 UTC. Reserve dates: July 22 and 23. Its flight to the International Space Station will take 8 days, and docking to the nadir port of the Zvezda service module is scheduled for July 29, expected at 13:26 UTC.

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  • July 10, 2021
Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk to Prepare for Arrival of New Space Station Module
Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on June 2, 2021. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — The exit hatch of the Small Research Module “Poisk” is closed, cosmonauts of the Roscosmos detachment Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov completed the 48th planned spacewalk (EVK-48). On their debut, they successfully completed all the equipment installation work on the outer surface of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. The hatch of the Poisk docking bay was closed at 16:12 Moscow time on June 2, 2021. The duration of the extravehicular activity was 7 hours 19 minutes.

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  • June 2, 2021
Russian Progress Cargo Craft Docks to Station
Progress 77 approaches the International Space Station. (Credit: Roscosmos website)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — An uncrewed Russian Progress 77 spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station’s Pirs docking compartment on the station’s Russian segment at 1:27 a.m. EST, two days after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Sunday, Feb. 14 at 11:45 p.m. EST (9:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, Baikonur time). The spacecraft were flying over Argentina at the time of docking.

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  • February 17, 2021