Tomorrow, June 24, in GKNPTS them. M.V. Khrunicheva (part of the state corporation Roscosmos) starts the second stage of the leak test of the ISS module Nauka. This was reported by TASS, referring to information received from representatives of the enterprise.
The multifunctional laboratory module (MLM) Nauka is to become part of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS). This unit will be able to carry on board up to 3 tons of various equipment. The tasks will include oxygen production and water recovery from urine. Plus, the module will provide a large number of jobs and a port for docking transport ships.
In April, the laboratory module was already in the vacuum chamber. An appropriate test cycle is designed to verify the specified requirements for the tightness of the hull and equipment.
“The first stage of the MLM test was successful. Now preparations are underway for the second stage of its tests in a vacuum chamber, which should begin on June 24”, Informed persons said.
If no comments arise, in July Nauka will go to the Baikonur Cosmodrome for final preparations for the launch. The launch of the module into orbit, which has been repeatedly carried over, is now planned in 2021.
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