WORLD Russia launches its largest space module to ISS


Russia launches its largest space module to ISS


08:44, July 22, 2021

This handout photograph taken and released by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos on July 21, 2021, shows a Russian Proton-M rocket carrying the Dutch European Robotic Arm and the Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module "Nauka" (Science) blasting off from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 21, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

The Russian multifunctional Nauka (Science) module was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos said Wednesday.

The Proton-M carrier rocket with the Nauka module was launched at 5:58 p.m. Moscow time, Roscosmos said in a statement.

It added that the Nauka module is scheduled to dock with the Zvezda module at the ISS in 8 days on July 29.

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