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«Наука» на орбите!

С пусковой установки № 39 стартовой площадки № 200 космодрома Байконур 21 июля 2021 года в 17:58:24,938 по московскому времени состоялся пуск ракеты-носителя...

Пуск ракеты-носителя «Протон-М» с модулем «Наука»

21 июля 2021 года в 17:58:21 по московскому времени с космодрома Байконур выполнен пуск ракеты-носителя «Протон-М» с новым лабораторным модулем «Наука». Его ...

ERA launch replay

The European Robotic Arm (ERA) is on its way to the International Space Station after being launched on a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kaza...

MLM Nauka

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Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit 200/39 (200L) Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Nauka (which means "Science" in Russian), also known as Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), is a new module of the russian segment of the ISS. It will dock at Zvezda's nadir port, replacing the Pirs module occupying it since September 2001. The Nauka module is designed to be used for experiments, docking and cargo as well as serve as a crew work and rest area. It is equipped with full guidance and navigation control including engines and an attitude control system that can be used as a backup by the ISS. The Nauka module also brings the European Robotic Arm, for which a spare elbow joint was already launched in 2010, to the orbital laboratory.


spacevogel • July 21, 2021, 3:15 p.m.

Module is healthy and in planned orbit.

spacevogel • July 8, 2021, noon

Corrected the T-0


Family: Proton / UR-500

Proton-M is a three stage Russian heavy lift launch vehicle derived from the Soviet Proton launch vehicle. Image Credit: Alex Lane

  • Stages
  • Length
    58.2 m
  • Diameter
    7.4 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.35 m
  • Launch Mass
    705 T
  • Thrust
    10532 kN
  • Name
  • Family
    Proton / UR-500
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    23000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6920 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    3250 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 176 Failures: 15 Pending: 5

Agency Type: Government

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.


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