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Testing of the Nauka module for the Russian segment of the ISS began at Baikonur

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Testing of the Nauka module for the Russian segment of the ISS began at Baikonur

At Baikonur, electrical tests of the multifunctional laboratory module Nauka have begun, which will be sent to the ISS in 2021. This was reported by the press service of Roscosmos.


Specialists of the branch of the Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia" at Baikonur have begun the final electrical tests of the equipment of the Multifunctional laboratory module "Nauka", which arrived the other day at this cosmodrome

- said in a statement.

As previously reported, the launch of the new Russian module to the ISS is planned to be carried out in April next year with the help of the heavy Proton-M launch vehicle. Before launching, it must go through a test cycle that will take nine months. In particular, the electrical test cycle will take six months, another three months will be allocated for direct preparation for launch, including ensuring microbiological protection, refueling and other operations. The module passed the pneumatic test cycle at the Khrunichev Center.

The Russian module "Science" is capable of producing oxygen for six people and regenerating water. It also houses a second toilet and a cabin for the third crew member. In addition, the module is equipped with the European manipulator ERA for performing a number of works without going into outer space.

Recall that the ISS's service life will expire in 2024, but Russia intends to agree on its extension until 2030. According to Roscosmos plans, in addition to the Nauka module, the nodal and scientific energy modules should also go to the ISS. Retrofitting the ISS Russian segment with these modules within three years will make it completely independent. The option of creating a Russian space station after the end of the ISS operation is also not excluded.
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  1. newcomer
    newcomer 24 August 2020 10: 10 New
    +2
    Our guys wanted to get enough calls. modules for leaving the ISS for free floating.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 24 August 2020 10: 20 New
      +2
      The Russian module "Science" is capable of producing oxygen for six people and regenerating water.

      Which would be relevant already now, given the recent situation with oxygen leakage from the American segment of the ISS ...
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 24 August 2020 10: 21 New
        -2
        The station's current systems can easily fend off a leak detected. They found her back in September 2019, they just didn't get around to looking for her
        1. slipped
          slipped 24 August 2020 10: 25 New
          +2
          Quote: BlackMokona
          they just didn’t reach them, they would start looking for her


          it began to increase, so they took care
          1. Insurgent
            Insurgent 24 August 2020 10: 34 New
            +4
            Quote: BlackMokona
            The station's current systems can easily fend off a leak detected. They found her back in September 2019, they just didn't get around to looking for her

            Quote: slipped
            it began to increase, so they took care


            Sores can only be worse old sore that was not treated ...
            1. slipped
              slipped 24 August 2020 10: 40 New
              +5
              Quote: Insurgent
              Worse than a sore can only be an old sore that has not been treated ...


              in any case, now the American astronaut sleeps in the "Search", goes to the bathhouse in the "Progress MS", and the ISS AS is closed.

              1. Insurgent
                Insurgent 24 August 2020 10: 42 New
                10
                Quote: slipped

                in any case, now the American astronaut sleeps in the "Search", goes to the bathhouse in the "Progress MS", and the ISS AS is closed.

                Although in space, a US citizen admits that he is safer on the territory of the Russian Federation than at home.
            2. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona 24 August 2020 10: 47 New
              -3
              Well, the ISS regularly loses air in a small amount, and the leakage did not go beyond the normal levels even now.
              1. Insurgent
                Insurgent 24 August 2020 10: 50 New
                +5
                Quote: BlackMokona
                Well, the ISS regularly loses air in a small amount, and the leakage did not go beyond the normal levels even now.


                In any case, the Russian Wagner is to blame. And even Ivan ...

          2. Narak-zempo
            Narak-zempo 24 August 2020 12: 14 New
            +6
            Quote: slipped
            it began to increase, so they took care

            Apparently, a new set of drills with a larger diameter was brought on "Dragon".
        2. lucul
          lucul 24 August 2020 11: 19 New
          0
          The station's current systems can easily fend off a leak detected. They found her back in September 2019, they just didn't get around to looking for her

          I remind you - the estimated service life of the ISS until 2020))) the Americans are extending it for another 5 years - I don't understand why send the Science module to the dying station)))
          1. slipped
            slipped 24 August 2020 12: 18 New
            +1
            Quote: lucul
            I don't understand why send the Science module to a dying station)))


            for understanding - the "Science" module is a part of the Russian orbital station:

          2. Shraik
            Shraik 24 August 2020 12: 53 New
            +1
            So the news has the answer to this question. “Recall that the ISS's service life will expire in 2024, but Russia intends to agree on its extension until 2030. According to Roscosmos plans, in addition to the Nauka module, the ISS should also be sent to the ISS, along with the Nauka module. Retrofitting the ISS Russian segment with data modules within three years will make it completely independent. It is also possible to create a Russian orbital station after the end of the ISS. "
      2. iouris
        iouris 24 August 2020 10: 56 New
        -1
        It's easier to stop letting astronauts into your module: to establish a state border in space.
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 24 August 2020 11: 00 New
          +5
          Quote: iouris
          It's easier to stop letting astronauts into your module: to establish a state border in space.


          Give Belka and Strelka on the Space State Border!

    2. Civil
      Civil 24 August 2020 10: 34 New
      +1
      To launch and prepare for an independent voyage, the states will not give up their segment of Moscow time, which means that you will have to completely assemble your station.
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 24 August 2020 10: 37 New
        +3
        This is how the task was set. Everything will be assembled during the operation of the ISS.
  2. Pavel57
    Pavel57 24 August 2020 10: 17 New
    +1
    And after 2030, build a new station and use the SCIENCE module.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 24 August 2020 10: 24 New
      +5
      Quote: Pavel57
      And after 2030, build a new station and use the SCIENCE module.

      If we proceed from the fact that in the near future Russia will not have any special problems associated with the general military-political situation in the world, by 2030, we will have a different SCIENCE, and HORIZONS are more ambitious and extensive yes
    2. slipped
      slipped 24 August 2020 10: 27 New
      +6
      Quote: Pavel57
      And after 2030, build a new station and use the SCIENCE module.


      The MLM-U "Science" module is designed for 15 years of operation. Therefore, it will be used by anyone in the post-ISS era.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 24 August 2020 10: 43 New
        -4
        Only the warranty period for everything came out this summer, according to Rogozin
        1. slipped
          slipped 24 August 2020 10: 48 New
          +5
          Quote: BlackMokona
          Only the warranty period for everything came out this summer, according to Rogozin


          Not. All systems on the module were replaced that required replacement under warranty. There are now new pipeline fittings. As for the scientific stands, they are being developed separately and will be integrated into the module before launch.
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 24 August 2020 11: 23 New
            -7
            No, they have not been replaced, since Rogozin said the following, that if it was not launched before the summer, but there were plans for this. Then everything will need to be changed, which naturally would not have had time to do anything.
            And the pipeline fittings were not changed, as I remember, they decided that it would go like this and there was no need to install fittings from the acceleration of the frigate
            1. slipped
              slipped 24 August 2020 11: 37 New
              +2
              Quote: BlackMokona
              No, not replaced,


              Not true. Alexey Varochko, General Director of the Khrunichev Center:

              "... We have re-created 576 pipelines." https://www.kp.ru/putevoditel/nauka/modul-nauka-dlya-mks/
              1. Blackmokona
                Blackmokona 24 August 2020 11: 45 New
                -3
                So he took one thing for another. I mean it.
                There were many rumors about fuel tanks. They say, the old ones cannot be reanimated, there is dirt and microcracks in them, the tanks from the Fregat upper stage will be placed on the module. In fact, they solved the problem at Khrunichev themselves - the fuel tanks were dismantled, meticulously checked, tested - no microcracks and dirt were found. And then they put it in place.
                1. slipped
                  slipped 24 August 2020 11: 50 New
                  +2
                  Quote: BlackMokona
                  So he took one thing for another.


                  Tanks are the same as on Zarya, one batch. At Zarya they worked perfectly. On the new Russian modules that fly after the docking of "Science" and the tanks and the design itself are already different. MLM-U is the last module based on the modernized FGB from TKC.
        2. Narak-zempo
          Narak-zempo 24 August 2020 12: 49 New
          0
          Quote: BlackMokona
          Only the warranty period for everything came out this summer, according to Rogozin

          How can the warranty period end if the equipment was not in operation, which means there was no wear and tear?
          1. Blackmokona
            Blackmokona 24 August 2020 14: 20 New
            -2
            Equipment wear occurs even without its operation. Leave a brand new car in the garage for 20 years and then try to sell it like new.
            1. Narak-zempo
              Narak-zempo 24 August 2020 15: 01 New
              +1
              If the roof does not leak in the garage, and when putting into storage do not spare the preservative lubricant, it will quite go like "new from storage". Replace the battery with rubber unless.
              1. Blackmokona
                Blackmokona 24 August 2020 15: 39 New
                -4
                So no one canned the module, all these years there was an active work with it.
                And even in your version with full conservation, you need to replace at least a couple of elements.
                1. Narak-zempo
                  Narak-zempo 24 August 2020 17: 08 New
                  +3
                  Quote: BlackMokona
                  So no one canned the module, all these years there was an active work with it.
                  And even in your version with full conservation, you need to replace at least a couple of elements.

                  Hardly so active, otherwise he would have been in orbit for a long time laughing
  3. vic02
    vic02 24 August 2020 10: 19 New
    +4
    "On August 27, 2004, an official representative of Roscosmos announced that the head of the Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, approved the decision, according to which the primary task of the development of the Russian segment of the ISS is to include a multipurpose laboratory module (MLM) no later than 2007" https: // ru. wikipedia.org/wiki/Nauka_(MKS_module). Less than 20 years have passed ...
    1. Roman246810
      Roman246810 24 August 2020 10: 22 New
      -2
      In less than 20 years ...

      Such "jokes" will be appropriate when Science is at least launched ..
      And so .. maybe "Less than 30 years ago" is just around the corner ..
  4. Roman246810
    Roman246810 24 August 2020 10: 20 New
    -7
    the ISS's service life expires in 2024, but Russia intends to agree on its extension until 2030.

    As if the donkey hadn't died by that time ..
    Otherwise, "Science" will remain safely on Earth ..
  5. slipped
    slipped 24 August 2020 10: 24 New
    +7
    in the photo in the hat is not Baikonur, here is the work in the MIC-e:

    1. v_bueff
      v_bueff 24 August 2020 12: 19 New
      -1
      MIC and not Baikonur ?!
      1. slipped
        slipped 24 August 2020 12: 22 New
        +2
        Quote: v_bueff
        MIC and not Baikonur ?!


        Read carefully - there is a photo from the TsiH in the header.
        1. v_bueff
          v_bueff 24 August 2020 14: 53 New
          0
          I guessed it. Write unambiguously.
  6. ont65
    ont65 24 August 2020 10: 34 New
    +3
    Explanation. - Unification of units and operating parameters of modular structures allows for an arbitrarily long use of the complexes. The module is outdated - we undocked it and flooded it. Until the 30th year, meaning as part of the ISS, therefore, with the additional equipment of the station, it is still necessary to work further. The history of Russian space does not end with the ISS, this must be borne in mind when leaving comments on the topic at hand.
    1. slipped
      slipped 24 August 2020 10: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: ont65
      Explanation. - Unification of units and operating parameters of modular structures allows for an arbitrarily long use of the complexes. The module is outdated - we also undocked it to flood it.


      This would be true for the MIR station, but for the ISS everything is somewhat different - the replacement of the oldest Zarya module will lead to the separation of the station segments, while if the Zvezda and other modules can remain "afloat," self-contained systems, the American segment will be left without engines and computers, which is fraught with its loss.
      1. ont65
        ont65 24 August 2020 11: 17 New
        0
        What's in the heads of NASA's management if you can't stretch the budget for two stations? - They have to choose: either part with the lunar project, or continue to operate the ISS. There is still time. Another option. - They can also urgently complete their unit, involve Japan and ESA in this work, if the lunar project is not slowed down, or even closed, as has already happened. There is no hope for private traders. NASA ISS costs $ 3-4 billion annually, and eats up a significant part of the allocated budget. Wait and see. Only after leaving the earth's orbit for the sake of the lunar program, which is unlikely to become eternal, it will be even more expensive to return. Some kind of plan B and they should have.
        1. slipped
          slipped 24 August 2020 11: 45 New
          0
          Quote: ont65
          What's in the heads of the NASA leadership,


          They want to attract a private company Axiom Space, created in 2016 for commercial operation, and that, in turn, Boeing and TAS to create commercial modules. How much it will burn out for them is unknown.
          1. ont65
            ont65 24 August 2020 11: 54 New
            0
            If private traders like Musk are Pentagon contractors, then transferring them to the ISS is like shifting expenses to the military budget, and the Pentagon has its own idea, it makes no sense to contact the ISS. We have a similar situation with the sea launch. It seems like a thing, and not for money to anyone, and it doesn't really need it.
  7. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 24 August 2020 12: 55 New
    -5
    "The Russian module" Nauka "is capable of producing oxygen for six people, regenerating water. It also has a second toilet and a cabin for a third crew member. In addition, the module is equipped with the European manipulator ERA for performing a number of works without going into outer space."

    Well, what is "Science" here? In the second toilet or in the third living room? Okay, the water and oxygen recovery system is important, but the contents of this hi-tech box leaves "a slight bewilderment" as to why it should take SO MUCH to send it.
    1. slipped
      slipped 24 August 2020 18: 05 New
      +6
      Quote: Knell Wardenheart
      Well, what is "Science" here?


      In addition to the above, an electrovacuum furnace is installed on the module, which is intended for research in the field of space materials science, in addition, 29 universal racks with various scientific equipment will be installed on the module. Thanks to this, it is possible to quickly change scientific equipment for the development of certain space experiments. The module is also equipped with a portable scientific platform.
      1. Knell wardenheart
        Knell wardenheart 24 August 2020 18: 33 New
        -5
        The more amusing is the enumeration of the advantages of "Science" by the author of the article)), however, it is still unclear why they were delaying so much with this module ..
        1. slipped
          slipped 24 August 2020 18: 39 New
          +4
          Quote: Knell Wardenheart
          The more amusing is the enumeration of the advantages of "Science" by the author of the article))


          The plant where the module was produced is not responsible for its application content, and the journalist listed what the plant did on the module. It is just now that RSC Energia at Baikonur will be engaged in filling the module with "science" before its launch. This was the case with all the previous modules.

          Quote: Knell Wardenheart
          however, it is still unclear why they delayed so much with this module ..


          At first these were production problems, then organizational ones.
  8. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 24 August 2020 15: 21 New
    -5
    That's what I understand, good news. A real step forward amid Musk's steel barrels bursting under fuel pressure.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 24 August 2020 20: 42 New
      -3
      Something similar, like you at one time talked about the Falcon 9 rocket and about a reusable truck and a manned Dragon - maybe it's not worth talking about exploding barrels Musk speaks as these barrels can do us well in the future, since Russia has a program for the development of space and space the sphere as a whole does not have such barrels, and in the next 10 - 15 years it is not expected even on a piece of paper.
      1. Narak-zempo
        Narak-zempo 24 August 2020 22: 05 New
        +2
        We have Yenisei.
      2. CT-55_11-9009
        CT-55_11-9009 26 August 2020 18: 31 New
        0
        That's just on a piece of paper of these plans to a fig and more, but the implementation is not something that is lame, barely creeps.