Undocking Of Pirs Module Ahead Of Nauka's Arrival At Space Station Moved To July 26
Daniyal Sohail 2 months ago Sun 25th July 2021 | 03:00 AM
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 25th July, 2021) The testing of the Kurs rendezvous system that the Russian multipurpose laboratory module (MLM) Nauka ("Science") is equipped with has been postponed until July 25, as well as the undocking of the Pirs module, according to a flight control group specialist at the Mission Control Center in Moscow.
The Nauka Laboratory Module is a research unit, aimed at expanding the functionality of the Russian segment of the ISS and facilitating the implementation of the Russian program of scientific and applied research and experiments.
The Pirs module was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in 2001 and has been used as an airlock for cosmonaut spacewalks, fuel transport between the Zvezda or Zarya modules and docked vehicles, and an additional docking port for the Soyuz crewed and Progress cargo spacecraft.