Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Russia’s new Nauka space module is ready to dock with the ISS

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Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin last month suggested Moscow would withdraw from the ISS in 2025 unless Washington lifted sanctions on the space sector that were hampering Russian satellite launches. read more Launched in 1998, the ISS is a multinational project and comprises two segments, a Russian one and another one used by the United States and other space agencies.

“After its commissioning, the Russian segment will receive additional room for arranging workplaces, storing cargo and housing water and oxygen regeneration equipment,” Roscosmos said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Reporting by Alexander Marrow
Editing by Bernadette Baum It said the module performed its final corrective manoeuvre on Wednesday with no new orbit connections planned before docking.

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