Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of Roscosmos Corporation, announced the launch of a new Russian module to the International Space Station (ISS). He wrote about this in his Twitter-account.
The new module was named Uzlovy (Berth), its launch is tentatively scheduled for November 24. “We call it a“ ball ”among ourselves,” wrote Rogozin. The head of the corporation noted that the new module will expand the possibilities of docking of Russian spacecraft with the ISS, including the new “lunar” spacecraft “Eagle”.
Previously, the Nauka multifunctional laboratory module (MLM) successfully docked to the Russian segment of the ISS. On it, Nauka took the place of the Pirs module, which was undocked from the Russian segment of the station with the help of the Progress MS-16 cargo vehicle on 26 July.
Later RIA News, referring to negotiations with the Mission Control Center, reported that the engines of Nauka, docked to the ISS, started working unplanned. Roscosmos explained this information by “work with fuel residues.”