October 14, 2021

The specialists from the Yuzhny Space Center(a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities) and the Progress Rocket and Space Center (part of Roscosmos) have assembled the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket stack (stages 1 and 2) in accordance with the work schedule to prepare the Prichal Node Module as part of the Progress M-UM cargo spacecraft.

After completing the assembly operations, a joint team of Roscosmos specialists transferred the stack to the storage place. Technological activities were carried out in the Site 31 assembly and testing building of the technical complex.

The Progress M-UM cargo spacecraft-module is scheduled to launch in November 2021 from Site 31 Vostok pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The Prichal universal Node Module, developed and produced by the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (part of Roscosmos), is to expand the technical and operational capabilities of the International Space Station Russian segment.

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