Russia launches new docking module to ISS

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The Prichal docking module was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

A live feed from the Russian space agency showed the carrier rocket taking off against a dark evening sky.

Prichal is the second permanent addition to the Russian segment of the International Space Station this year.

The Nauka module is scheduled to be docked at the nadir on Friday, November 26.

The docking module can accommodate up to five spaceships and will deliver various cargo to the International Space Station.

The docking of Nauka in July had some problems after its thrusters unexpectedly fired.

The International Space Station crew had to take shelter after Russia destroyed a satellite and created a cloud of space debris.

NASA has said that the International Space Station could remain functional until at least the year of 2028.

Russia wants to create its own station.

The International Space Station is one of the largest international collaborations in science and engineering.


Russia launches a new docking module to the International Space Station on November 24, 2021.

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