ISS-59 mission

Main tasks


ISS crew:

Commander -
Oleg Kononenko
Flight engineers:
David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain
Ovchinin Alexey
Nick Hague
Christina Koch


Планета Королёва


November 8-9, 2011.
Activities on the ground integrated testing facility for the "Nauka" ("Science") module

S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia started work to prepare for factory check tests on the mockup of the Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM), intended for electrical and engineering design tests and subsequent following of the activities on the flight model of MLM.

The mockup was delivered to RSC Energia on November 8, and on November 9 it was put into its permanent place in the main room of the checkout and testing facility. After the mockup has been completely outfitted, it will be officially handed over to the Corporation for factory check tests, which will include stand-alone and integrated tests of the systems within this product, as well as joint tests with the ground integrated testing facilities which currently simulate other ISS RS modules at our company.

For reference:

  1. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia is the prime manned space flight organization in the Russian rocket and space industry, responsible for the development of the ISS Russian Segment (RS), its integration into the ISS and its operation, including development and operation of its principal modules (Zvezda, Pirs, Poisk, Rassvet, Nauka, etc.), manufacturing, launch and operation of Soyuz TMA and Progress M spacecraft.
  2. MLM flight model is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2012, and its launch and incorporation into ISS RS are scheduled for the first part of 2013.


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