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Farewell, Pirs; ISS module decommissioned, destructively reentered

Farewell, Pirs; ISS module decommissioned, destructively reentered

Source: NASA Spaceflight
Date Published: 07/25/2021

After nearly 20 years in orbit serving as a docking port and airlock for the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), the Pirs module — also called Stykovochny Otsek 1, or Docking Compartment 1 (DC-1) — has become the first habitable element of the station to be decommissioned and permanently removed from the orbital complex. 

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