Launched successfully on July 21 by the Proton Launcher, the European Space Agency’s ERA robotic arm’s Russian Nauka module has joined the International Space Station. It stopped yesterday in the Zvezda constituency. Roscosmos ensured the success of the maneuver and the proper functioning of the first connections. As for the ERA hand, the ESA should talk in the coming days.
Finally it has arrived! Too late in the initial schedule given to start in 2007, the Russian block NOCA now(ISS), Zvezda constituency. He took the place of Birs where a progress cargo ship was stopped a few days ago (see article below). More than a week after the flight, Nauka automatically joined the ISS. Automatic mode could not be resolved in the shortest possible time to avoid conflicts or last minute technical issues Oleg Nowitsky controlled the navigator as a pilot for the last few meters before stopping at Svesta. Two maneuvers, automatic and manual, went well, Roscosmos confirmed.
Appointing Nauka will be gradual. In fact, it may take months to fully implement. From It is planned to add some of its exterior components to the service and ensure proper connection of the module with the orbital premises.
A small space station itself!
Weighing over 20 tons, this block offers an interior size of 70 m3. It is designed for a wide variety of applications, whether indoor or outdoor, so it looks like a mini space station. Although designed for testing and living and working space for astronauts, the module is also a docking port for Russian vehicles, advanced cargo vehicles orUnmanned missions. Its tanks can store fuel brought in by advanced trucks and convert it to the Svesta module, which can be used for repair operations. , Attitude and affirmation of the ISS. NOCA will also serve as a storage facility for supplies delivered to the station’s Russian division.
This module includes a CNG navigation and guidance control system and an access control system. It could be used as a backup solution for the ISS and if the Russians decide to split the Russian part of the ISS, as they guessed, Nauka could be the heart of their future space station. That too can be producedTo meet the needs of a team of six. It is fitted with a collection system As well as the water regeneration system.
The Birs block left the space station and crashed into the atmosphere at the sight of Thomas Baskett.
By articlePosted on 07/28/2012
Launched successfully on July 21stThe Russian space agency, which was installed by the European Space Agency’s ERA robotic arm, is due to join Proton on July 29. Naka will take the place of Birs. The latter served as a docking port and space exit airlock, leaving the ISS and then stopped in view of an advanced cargo ship .
The Russian Nauka module was launched from a cosmotrometer on July 21 in a proton launcher., Joins the International Space Station (ISS) and is scheduled to leave the dock on July 29. Before reaching the goal of the orbital campus, many course revisions must place it in an intersection orbit and above all avoid the risk of colliding with the ISS to ensure its maneuverability. Finally, 15 years behind its initial schedule – the module should have been launched in 2007 – it will not waste time making sure it is working properly in orbit. Nauka holds the hand of the European space agency ERA, which was established outside the block.
As explained in the previous article, The Has been handed over From In addition to the Canadorm 2 robot arm that is inaccessible throughout this part of the ISS. As for Nauka, it is a small space station. Although designed for testing for astronauts and a living and working area, this module also serves as a docking port. It has a CNG navigation and guidance control system and an approach control system. It will be used specifically to control the role of the space station. So this could be a backup solution for the ISS, and if the Russians decide to split the Russian part of the ISS, Nouka could be the heart of their future space station, as they speculated.
Birs’ destructive re-entry was linked to an advanced cargo ship
The Russian naval block will be sent to the Svesta block, where it was occupied by the Pirs block a few days ago. After more than 20 years of service (launched in September 2001), the docking port and space exit were separated from the Airlock ISS. Attached to an advanced cargo ship, Birs later became deserted and two handicrafts sank., They were destroyed and burned under its effect .
To facilitate the docking maneuver and the departure of the two vehicles, ” The space station tilted 90 degrees “, Accurate . That explains why. ” A few hours later, we were in the front row to watch the fireball end During the devastating re-entry into the atmosphere of Birs and Progress.
The publication of the Russian multi-functional laboratory Nauka has been postponed
Article by Remy DeCourt published on 07/25/2012
The new Russian Multi-Function Laboratory (MLM) and the space station’s European robot arm will have to wait until they are launched and integrated into orbit. Delays inThis block forces the Russian space agency to postpone its launch until the end of 2013.
The , With Nauka (“Scientific”, in Russian), one of the two builders of the MLM module , Has now confirmed significant delays in its completion. The module is to be integrated into the Russian field of the International Space Station () This is a blow Because the robot he designed specifically for the ISS had to be installed in the hand nook.
The Grunitsev Space Center calls to explain this setback. ” Technical and organizational issues “, An empty word. Once Krunitsev completes his work at Nauka, it will be handed over to RKK Energy, where various systems will be installed before its completion.
If Russia had given In Back up By Zarya. In other words, it should be built quickly, especially before its release is scheduled for 2009 and postponed for the first time in 2011, as we learned later, in late 2013.This block was green when it was built in 2006, and you should know that it was not started anew at that time. The idea was Existing block at the request of
ERA, Europe’s robot arm, lands
Starting with Naka Ka A And established in the Russian port of ISS, integrated in the Zvezda module to replace the Beers docking port. One of the uniqueness of Nauka is that it can be used for business purposes. It can be used to improve the station’s orbit, or to adjust its path if necessary , For example.
As A (European robotic arm)It is one of the three main components of European participation in the construction of the International Space Station. The other two automatic transmission vehicles () And the Scientific Laboratory .
Although very different from (The robot arm of the mobile maintenance system currently in service on a large scale Of the station), will be ERA complement. Established in Nauvoo, which covers the Russian part of the station, Condom 2 is not fully accessible.
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