“Russian space”: the “Prichal” module may become the core of the Russian orbital station , could become the core of the new Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS). This, as well as the energy dependence on the United States in space, was told by Russian Space.
The publication recalled that earlier it was planned to dock a scientific and energy module (NEM ), which “would make it possible to get away from the dependence on electricity from the American segment” of the International Space Station (ISS).
“It was envisaged that these modules would not be connected to each other directly, but through an intermediate node called “. All this design, by design, could undock from the outdated ISS and become the base for building up a new station. Then “Prichal”, with its abundance of ports, would play the role of a central element and a connecting link, “the magazine writes.
The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the Progress M-UM transport cargo module and the junction The Prichal module launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the ISS on November 24. Undocking of Progress MS-17 together with the spacer of the passive docking assembly of the Nauka module from the ISS took place on 25 November. Docking of the Progress M-UM module spacecraft with the Prichalom to the ISS – November 26. The separation of the instrument-assembly compartment from the “Prichal” is scheduled for December 22.