Russia launched a new module for the ISS


On Wednesday, November 24, a Soyuz-31b carrier rocket equipped with the Progress M-UM spacecraft and the Prichal nodal module was launched from site 2.1 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. Docking to the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module in orbit is scheduled for 18.25 Moscow time on Friday 26 November.


At the moment, the Progress-MS17 cargo ship is located at the Nauki docking complex, the undocking of which is scheduled at 14.18 Moscow time on Thursday 25 November.

According to Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of Roskosmos, the new node module will increase the station's docking capabilities with Russian spacecraft, including the new Orel spacecraft. At the same time, Progress M-UM will deliver about 700 kg of payload to the ISS, including food for the crew of the 66th main expedition, sanitation facilities, as well as water purification and medical control, resource equipment, various technical materials and tools.

The total mass of the load to be delivered to the ISS will be 8,18 tons. As noted by the historian of astronautics Alexander Zheleznyakov, this is a record of the payload mass delivered to the International Station, delivered by the Soyuz-2 spacecraft. This launch of the Russian carrier rocket became the 19th launched to the ISS. At the same time, Progress M-UM is the second Russian module in the history of launches to the station.

The Soyuz-2.1b rocket fuel contains liquid oxygen and nitrogen, kerosene and highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide.
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  1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
    greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 24 November 2021 20: 41
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    At the same time, Progress M-UM is the second Russian module in the history of launches to the station.

    https://topcor.ru/20771-raketa-na-startovom-stole-modul-nauka-otpravljaetsja-na-orbitu.html

    The ISS Russian Segment now includes: the Zarya functional cargo block, the Zvezda service module, the Pirs docking bay and the Poisk and Rassvet small research modules.

    - it was before the launch of "Science".
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunnerminer) 24 November 2021 21: 19
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      The new station exists so far only in plans, stories, on the forums, and in the imagination.
      Because only on November 20, 2021, Roskosmos instructed RSC Energia to develop the electronic signature of the new orbital station. It seems that there is no need to explain what a preliminary design is. Even if we assume that the stages of TTZ and AP according to ROSS are already over, we can imagine when the station will appear in the metal. After all, after the EP, there is a lot of work to do only with the documentation, which will take a lot of time. CD, NEO, KNEO ... LCI, PS, AN ...
      Now imagine how many years the UM "Prichal" has been playing. Let's remember that any product has a guaranteed shelf life. It cannot be extended indefinitely. Therefore, the launch of the UM had to be forced. By the way, the same story happened with "Science". It also had to be pushed out as soon as possible.
      And from Roskosmos, Prosecutor General Krasnov demanded to monitor the construction progress on Vostochny on a daily basis.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 25 November 2021 11: 37
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    The total mass of the load to be delivered to the ISS will be 8,18 tons. Progress M-UM will deliver about 700 kg of payload to the ISS. As noted by the historian of astronautics Alexander Zheleznyakov, this is a record of the payload mass delivered to the International Station,

    Interesting mathematics turns out. 8,55% of the payload of the mass and this is a record.
    The mass of the Luna-25 landing module in refueling form is 1,75 tons, and the total weight of the payload is only 30 kg, i.e. 1,7% of the total mass.
    Unforgettable lunar module "Apollo 11" - weight 10334 kg., Including fuel 8165 kg. It's easy to calculate the payload - 21% !!!!!! This is NASA magic!

    To build correctly or to explode correctly,
    the eye cannot be measured, it is necessary to accurately calculate.
    And the wall and the dome is eternal, in our life is a support,
    and without mathematics this cannot be built.
    Mathematics is not just a sharp or dull corner,
    math doesn’t mean pointing with a hand.
    Mathematics - order in the head, special prudence,
    how not to start a war, how to attack or retreat,
    must be accurately calculated, do not force other people
    live in your own image.
    All sciences are good, but in order to keep order,
    think it over, calculate it, study the science and mathematics hard.
    Knowing the math, you will calculate and understand
    any situation.
    Mathematics is a science for the heyday of a nation.
  3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 25 November 2021 20: 35
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    It's not entirely clear to me why the ISS is needed at all ....
    Born in the USSR, I remember the flights of the Salutes.
    Scientific experiments that benefited the development of science and, in the future, the national economy.

    It is clear from this message that:

    According to Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of Roscosmos, the new node module will increase the possibilities of docking the station with Russian spacecraft, including the new ship "Eagle".

    Mr. Rogozin, why increase the "capabilities" of a dying station, if we have already decided to close this project??

    At the same time, Progress M-UM will deliver to the ISS about 700 kg of payload, including food for the crew of the 66th main expedition, sanitation facilities, as well as water purification and medical control, resource equipment, various technical materials and tools.

    I understand that the entire existence of the ISS has been reduced to the delivery of food and space diapers to it ??
    Life support for the presence of 3-5 earthlings in orbit has become the main problem, for which a lot of money is spent ??

    I did not learn anything else from this message. request

    Oh yes...

    The Soyuz-2.1b rocket fuel contains liquid oxygen and nitrogen, kerosene and highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide.

    laughing
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 November 2021 13: 49
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    Interestingly, and it will be possible to undock the Russian part of the station when it is going to be flooded, at least some of its segments?
    And you need to work at the station to perfect control of automatic equipment from space on Earth. Ex. build pits, collect modules for new buildings. And it is better to do this in the conditions of either the Arctic-Antarctic or a rocky desert. Well, like on the Moon or Mars!