ISS-60 mission

Main tasks


ISS crew:

Commander -
Ovchinin Alexey
Flight engineers:
Nick Hague
Christina Koch


Планета Королёва


December 6, 2012
Roscosmos entrusted RSC Energia with conducting activities under the International Space Station Scientific-Power Module Project.

The team from S.P. Korolev Rocket-Space Station Energia has won the tender announced in October 2012 by the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for building Scientific-Power Module (SPM) for the International Space Station (ISS) Russian Segment (RS).

SPM operating as part of the station will increase the ISS RS power to weight ratio and free space volumes which will make it possible to significantly broaden the program of research and experiments to be carried out onboard the segment and improve conditions for cosmonauts work and rest.

Works on the module will be performed using the latest space technologies and outstanding achievements in international space industry.

The enterprise has accumulated its own considerable experience under SPM Project and is going to invite tender to arrange international cooperation in the SPM-related activities with the aim to build a product having technical-operational characteristics meeting the XXI century's challenge.

RSC Energia's management congratulates the enterprise work collective on the tender won and noting the importance of the commitments undertaken to build the module in the shortest possible time expresses confidence that all the employees who took part in the activities under SPM Project and would be involved in it at its subsequent phases will proceed to work with a sense of high responsibility for quality of work and meeting work schedule, with enthusiasm for creative activity and an initiative, in search of the latest scientific-technical and technological solutions to be subsequently implemented drawing our partners into the above activities as well.


For reference:

  1. Under the contract terms, SPM is to be built through the end of 2015.
  2. SPM service file is at least 17 years, of which the two years will be allocated for storage life and launch processing.
  3. At the present time, five modules are operating within the ISS RS: Service Module Zvezda, Functional Cargo Block Zarya, docking module-compartment Pirs and small research modules Poisk and Rassvet.


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The launch of LV Soyuz-FG with SC Soyuz MS-13 is planned
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LV Soyuz-2.1a with CV Progress MS-11 is launched



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