Soyuz 2.1b | Uzlovoy Module (UM)

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center launch of a Soyuz 2.1b Rocket

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b rocket as part of the Uzlovoy Module (UM) "Prichal" mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission is on Fri, Apr 30th, 2021, 8:00 PM EDT from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Uzlovoy Module (UM) "Prichal"

The UM (Uzlovoy Module) or NM (Node Module) is a node to be added to the Russian part of the ISS complex. It is also named Prichal. UM will be delivered by a modified Progress space tug, called Progress-M-UM. The UM will be docked to the nadir port of the MLM (Nauka) module, providing four ports to mount additional modules and one docking port for cargo and crew spacecrafts.

Location

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1B

Soyuz-2 is the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage.

Russian Space Forces

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.