Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of the Roscosmos State Corporation, held a meeting on the operation of the systems of the Nauka multifunctional module, which was launched into space on July 21 and is soon to dock with the International Space Station (ISS). Earlier in the media there was information about a malfunction of the fuel system “Science”.
“Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin held a meeting at the Mission Control Center of TsNIIMash to assess the operation of the systems and assemblies of the multipurpose laboratory module and the ISS,” says the state corporation’s website. “Vladimir Solovyov on the progress of the flight program, it was noted that at present the planned work on the cyclogram is continuing.”
The scientific publication N + 1, citing a source, reported that malfunctions were found in the Nauka fuel system. After that, the telemetry data of the module were analyzed, and then the terms of undocking from the ISS and flooding of the Pirs module were postponed, in the place of which Nauka was to dock. Now the sinking of the Pirs is scheduled for July 24th.
The development of the Science module began in 1995. Initially, the module was supposed to become part of the Russian segment of the ISS by 2007, but the launch was repeatedly postponed. The Pirs module was attached to the ISS in 2001 and is used as an additional compartment for receiving cargo and going into outer space.