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MLM Nauka

Proton-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission

MLM Nauka

Type: Human Exploration
Launch Cost: $65,000,000

Nauka (which means “Science” in Russian), also known as Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), is a new module of the russian segment of the ISS. It will dock at Zvezda’s nadir port, replacing the Pirs module occupying it since September 2001. The Nauka module is designed to be used for experiments, docking and cargo as well as serve as a crew work and rest area. It is equipped with full guidance and navigation control including engines and an attitude control system that can be used as a backup by the ISS. The Nauka module also brings the European Robotic Arm, for which a spare elbow joint was already launched in 2010, to the orbital laboratory.

Mission patch for MLM Nauka

Location

200/39 (200L)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1536 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

200/39 (200L), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Proton-M – Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Family: Proton / UR-500
Length: 58.2 m
Diameter: 7.4 m
Launch Mass: 705 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 23000 kg

The Proton-M was manufactured by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center with the first launch on 2001-04-07. Proton-M has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Proton-M is a three stage Russian heavy lift launch vehicle derived from the Soviet Proton launch vehicle.

Image Credit: Alex Lane

Agency

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Type: Government
Abbreviation: KhSC
Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy
Founded: 1916
Launchers: Proton | Rokot

Country: RUS

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Proton – M Rocket Heavy Lift will be an interesting launch.
First flight for this type of vehicle watch this space folks .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Nominal animation .
All good just the same .