July 29, 2021
Categories: ISS

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, specialists of the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module flight control group at the TsNIIMash Mission Control Center (part of Roscosmos) performed the final corrective maneuver of the module which had launched nominally from the Baikonur Cosmodrome a week ago.

The engines were fired at 13:43:07 UTC. According to telemetry information, the propulsion system of the module worked normally. No new orbit corrections are planned before the Nauka module docking with the Russian segment of the International Space Station, which is scheduled at 13:26 UTC on July 29, 2021. The live broadcast of the berthing and docking will begin on Roscosmos website and social media at 12:40 UTC.

Nauka is a multipurpose laboratory module for the Russian segment of the International Space Station. It was created by the cooperation of enterprises in order to implement the program of scientific experiments and expand the functionality of the Russian segment of the ISS. After its commissioning, the Russian segment will receive additional room for arranging workplaces and storing cargo, placing the water and oxygen regeneration equipment.

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