ISS-66 mission


ISS crew:

Commander -
Tomas Pesquet

Flight engineers:
Petr Dubrov
Mark Vande Hei
Robert Shane Kimbrough
Megan McArthur
Akihiko Hoshide
Anton Shkaplerov



Node Module Prichal has been delivered to Baikonur

August 9, 2021

Last night, on August 9, 2021, the train carrying the Node Nodule Prichal as part of transportation cargo spacecraft-module Progress -N arrived at Tyuratam railway station for further assembly and prelaunch processing at the processing facility of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

At present, the shipping containers with Progress M-NM components have already been transferred to the integration and test facility of Area 254. Next, per the processing schedule, specialists from S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (forms part of the State Corporation Roscosmos) will embark on unloading of the ground test equipment and spacecraft with module, perform their initial incoming inspection and installation at their worksites before starting the processing operations.

The launch of the Node Module Prichal to a near-earth orbit and integration into the Russian Segment of the International Space Station is planned for November 2021. The Node Module is designed to increase technical and operational capabilities of the ISS Russian Segment. It will be docked to narid port of the multipurpose laboratory module Nauka.