Author Topic: The Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) Updates Thread (NET 2017)  (Read 250145 times)

Offline The man in the can

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From Anatoly Zak:
How MLM Nauka module's tanks will be repaired
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-tanks.html
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Latest Nauka news: "Washing Machine" for the contaminated propellant tanks ready: http://russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-tanks.html#rig
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Latest from Anatoly Zak: The practice run resulted in a leaky test article, so the schedule is under evaluation again.  Launch date is currently NET February 2019.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-2017.html#0921
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/iss-fgb2-mlm-tanks.html#2017_09

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We don't see never to dock this module. I'm very sad!

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http://aviationweek.com/space/russian-iss-module-launch-delayed-until-late-2018?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20170926_AW-05_582&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_3&utm_rid=CPEN1000001748383&utm_campaign=11871&utm_medium=email&elq2=2118e47e3e454e999fc545e159c3aaaf

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"ADELAIDE, Australia—Russia does not plan to launch its new science lab to the International Space Station (ISS) until late 2018, likely prolonging the country’s scaled-down staffing of the orbital base, which frees an extra seat aboard Soyuz capsules for NASA or U.S. partners ahead of upcoming commercial space taxis."
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