August 20, 2020
The Science module, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in the spring of 2021, has arrived at the Baikonur cosmodrome. It took less than 10 days to transport the module to the cosmodrome; it took 14 cars to transport it and the necessary equipment.
At Baikonur, specialists from the subsidiaries of the State Corporation Roscosmos – the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (the head developer of the module) and the Center. Khrunicheva (manufacturer) – will carry out factory control and measurement tests of the new module. They are the final stage in the manufacture of the product.
Tests should confirm the quality of the installation and assembly work carried out, the operability of the systems and the quality of the product as a whole. Usually this stage takes place at the manufacturing plant, but this time, according to the terms of the state contract and in accordance with the terms of reference, it will take place at the cosmodrome.
In the near future, Russian specialists at Baikonur will have to carry out a large amount of work related to electrical tests of the product (a total of 754 checks in accordance with the instructions), fitting of fasteners for large-sized objects, etc.
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