Zarya

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit 81/23 (81L) Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The Zarya Control Module, also known by the technical term Functional Cargo Block and the Russian acronym FGB, was the first component launched for the International Space Station. This module was designed to provide the station's initial propulsion and power. The 19,323 kilogram pressurized module was launched on a Russian Proton rocket in November 1998.

Proton

Family:
Configuration: K

Specifications
  • Length
  • Diameter
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Proton
  • Family
  • Variant
    K
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Proton-K
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

(KhSC)

Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 179 Failures: 15 Pending: 1

Agency Type:

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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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

81/23 (81L)


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