August 24, 2009. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia,
Korolev, Moscow region
S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia has started a next phase of testing on the Mini Research Module MRM1 - a new Russian module designed for operation within the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS).
The hull and on-board pneumatic and hydraulic systems of this module's flight model are tested for leaks in the RSC Energia vacuum chamber.
A full-scale dynamic mockup of this module is being prepared for vibration tests in the Corporation's test stands.