Roskosmos on the Soyuz-2.1b rocket launched the last module of the ISS Prichal
Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the Progress M-UM transport cargo vehicle and the Prichal nodal module launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS), Roscosmos reports.
The launch took place at 16:06 Moscow time.
Undocking of Progress MS-17 together with the attachment of the passive docking unit of the Nauka module from the ISS is scheduled for November 25 at 14:18 Moscow time. Docking of the Progress M-UM module spacecraft with the Prichal to the ISS is scheduled for November 26 at 18:26. The separation of the instrument-assembly compartment from the Prichal is scheduled for December 22 at 01:20.
In November, astronautics historian Alexander Zheleznyakov told TASS that during the launch of the Prichal nodal module to the ISS using a Russian rocket ” Soyuz-2.1b ”a record can be set. The agency recalled that the maximum load put into near-earth orbit by Soyuz-2 is 8.25 tons, while 8.18 tons will be launched on November 24.
In the same month, Roskosmos reported that the rocket Soyuz-2.1b, which is to launch the last module for the Russian segment of the ISS, was taken out and installed on the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
In July, a Proton-M rocket was launched from Baikonur to the ISS with module “Science”.