The state corporation Roscosmos has published new photographs of the multifunctional laboratory module (MLM) “Science”, which in the spring of next year, after numerous delays, is to join the International Space Station (ISS).
Let us remind you that the history of the “Science” project goes back a quarter of a century. In fact, the creation of this unit began back in 1995, when it was considered as a backup for the Zarya functional cargo module. Then it was decided to launch an independent flight product into orbit.
Now the module “Science” is located at the site No. 254 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Last Saturday, October 10, the specialists of RSC Energia named after S.P. Korolev conducted a two-hour lesson with Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov, who will be on board the ISS at the time the module is launched. The cosmonauts got acquainted with the interior and exterior of the new unit, which they are to receive on the ISS in April.
As part of the ISS, the “Science” module will have to solve various tasks in terms of conducting research experiments. In addition, the unit will be able to produce oxygen for six people and regenerate water from urine.
The module will also be able to control the orientation of the orbital station along the roll channel and provide a port for docking transport ships. The equipment includes the European robotic arm ERA with a length of 11.3 meters.
If you notice an error, select it with the mouse and press CTRL + ENTER.