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The "Proton-M" launch vehicle is fueled with an oxidizer, now we turn to fuel. Around 15:00 Moscow time, the refueling operation will end.

# SCIENCE #NAUKA 

Proton-M rocket is filled with oxidizer, now on to fuel.The filling is finish at about 12:00 UTC.

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1417794443550281730

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Final operations are underway with the Proton-M / #Nauka space rocket and the service structure.

The broadcast from Baikonur is to begin in exactly one hour and will be available on:

Twitter
Roscosmos website
Roscosmos mobile app

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1417824021891227654

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We begin live broadcasting from the # Baikonur cosmodrome , from where, according to the plan, the Proton-M launch vehicle will start very soon. It will orbit the multipurpose laboratory module # Science .

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1417839476894801921

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LIVE: New ISS module "Nauka" launches on Russian Proton rocket!


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LIVE NOW: Watch the launch of the @Roscosmos #Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module to the @Space_Station.

Nauka will serve as a new science facility, docking port, and spacewalk airlock for future operations:

https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1417854766089125890

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Nakua has separated from the third stage and successfully deployed solar arrays plus navigational antenna.

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The "Science" module to the ISS was launched from Baikonur

18:02 07/21/2021

BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan), July 21 - RIA Novosti. The Nauka multifunctional laboratory module has been launched to the ISS from the Baikonur cosmodrome on the Proton-M rocket, RIA Novosti reports from the cosmodrome.

The launch took place at the estimated time - 17.58 Moscow time.

Nauka began to be built in 1995, the launch of the module was scheduled for 2007, however, they did not have time to complete the production and postponed the start for many years.

The flight of the Proton-M rocket after separation from the launch pad and before the module is placed into orbit will continue for 9.5 minutes. 123 seconds after the start, the first stage will separate. At the 331st second - the second, and then - the head fairing, under which the "Science" is hidden during the flight phase in the atmosphere.

At the 580th second, the third stage will put the module into an elliptical orbit, after which its systems will turn on and the solar panels will open. The flight will last eight days.

https://ria.ru/20210721/nauka-1742258257.html

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"Science" in orbit!

07/21/2021 18:08

On July 21, 2021 at 17:58:25 Moscow time, the Proton-M carrier rocket with the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module was launched from the launcher No. 39 of the launch pad No. 200 of the Baikonur cosmodrome. According to the received telemetry information, all stages of the launch vehicle's flight (separation of stages and dropping of the nose fairing bundles) took place in the normal mode.

The Proton-M launch vehicle provided the launch of the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module into low-earth orbit with the following parameters:

Apogee height - 350.1 km;

perigee height - 190.0 km;

inclination - 51.6 degrees.

In accordance with the flight sequence, 580.3 seconds after the launch, the head unit separated from the third stage of the carrier. Further rendezvous with the International Space Station is carried out by the engines of the Nauka module. The duration of the module insertion into the docking area with the ISS is 8 days. Docking to the Zvezda module is scheduled for July 29, 2021 at 16:26 Moscow time.

The Proton-M launch vehicle has been serially manufactured at the Khrunichev Center (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) and has been used to launch payloads into specified orbits and departure trajectories within the framework of federal and commercial programs since 2001. Over the years of operation, the Proton-M rocket went through four phases of deep modernization, which made it possible to significantly improve its energy-mass and environmental characteristics when removing heavy single and paired payloads. Today's launch was 425th for the Proton rocket and 111th for the upgraded version of the launch vehicle.

Nauka is a multipurpose laboratory module for the Russian segment of the International Space Station. It was created by the cooperation of enterprises in order to implement the program of scientific experiments and expand the functionality of the Russian segment of the ISS. After its commissioning, the Russian segment will receive additional volumes for the arrangement of workplaces and storage of goods, placement of equipment for the regeneration of water and oxygen.

Module purpose:

Provision of docking of Progress MS transport cargo ships, Soyuz MS manned transport spacecraft and the Prichal nodal module;

roll control of the International Space Station;

receiving fuel from the Progress MS cargo spacecraft, storing it and transferring it to the tanks of the Zvezda module for performing dynamic operations - correcting the orbit, attitude and stabilization of the ISS;

storage of cargo delivered in the interests of the Russian segment of the ISS;

ensuring the functioning of the European manipulator ERA;

functioning of a complex of target loads for the implementation of the program of scientific and applied research in conditions of increased comfort of the crew;

oxygen production to meet the needs of a crew of up to six people;

the functioning of the airlock to work with target loads, including the use of the European Robotic Arm robotic arm;

functioning of the on-board workshop and a cabin for the third crew member of the Russian segment of the ISS, as well as ensuring the operation of a sewage and sanitary device with a system for regenerating water from urine.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/31943/

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Liftoff! Multipurpose Laboratory Module “Nauka” Launches to Space Station

cballart Posted on July 21, 2021

The uncrewed Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) “Nauka” is safely in orbit following launch at 10:58 a.m. (7:58 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The MLM deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned. After Nauka completes eight days in free-flight to allow Russian flight controllers to evaluate its systems, the 43-foot long, 23-ton module will automatically link up to the port on the Earth-facing side of the Russian segment of the International Space Station, which will be vacated by the departure of Pirs. Docking is scheduled for 9:25 a.m. Thursday, July 29, with live coverage beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Nauka will serve as a new science facility, docking port, and spacewalk airlock for future operations. Pirs has been part of the space station since September 2001, functioning as a docking port for Russian visiting spacecraft and an airlock for Russian spacewalks.

Pirs will vacate the space station attached to the uncrewed ISS Progress 77 spacecraft, which is scheduled to undock at 9:15 a.m. Friday, July 23. Live coverage on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website will begin at 8:45 a.m. A few hours later, Progress’ engines will fire in a deorbit maneuver to send the cargo craft and Pirs into a destructive reentry in the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. Deorbit and reentry will not be covered on NASA TV.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/07/21/liftoff-multipurpose-laboratory-module-nauka-launches-to-space-station/

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The Russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module “Nauka” is safely in orbit after launching at 10:58 a.m ET. The module will serve as a new science facility, docking port, and spacewalk airlock in the future.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1417871940287488000

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Congratulations to @Roscosmos General Director Dmitry @Rogozin and the Russian space station team for today’s successful launch of the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module to the @Space_Station! This new segment will help further exploration and scientific discovery.

https://twitter.com/SenBillNelson/status/1417864502683521026

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Rogozin explained the delay in the transmission of data on the launch of the "Science" module.

Head of Roscosmos Rogozin: telemetry temporarily disappeared during the flight of the Nauka module over Barnaul

18:44 21.07.2021 (updated: 18:48 21.07.2021)

BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan), July 21 - RIA Novosti. The head of Roscosmos  Dmitry Rogozin explained the delay in informing about the separation of the Nauka module from the rocket by the fact that information was temporarily not received when flying over Barnaul.

The multifunctional laboratory module "Nauka" was launched on Wednesday to the ISS from the Baikonur cosmodrome on the "Proton-M" rocket and successfully launched into near-earth orbit.

“I had to be a little worried, because telemetry temporarily disappeared at the Barnaul station,” Rogozin told reporters at the cosmodrome.

However, when flying over other ground-based information receiving points, the fact of separation from the rocket and entering orbit was confirmed, he added.

https://ria.ru/20210721/modul-1742269104.html

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"Cascade of Opportunities". Scientist appreciates the launch of the module "Science" to the ISS

20:05 07/21/2021

The Nauka laboratory module has been successfully launched into orbit; its docking with the ISS is scheduled for July 29. Nathan Eismont, a leading researcher at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, spoke on Sputnik radio about the significance of this event for Russian science.

The Nauka multifunctional laboratory module has been successfully launched by the Proton-M carrier rocket into near-earth orbit, RIA Novosti reported .

Docking of Nauka with the ISS is scheduled for July 29.

The construction of the module began in 1995, the launch was scheduled for 2007, but it was not possible to complete the production on time and the start was postponed for many years.

Nathan Eismont, a leading researcher at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, assessed the significance of the launch of the Russian scientific module of the ISS on the air of Sputnik radio.

"The significance of this launch, it seems to me, is even greater than many people think ... The presence of such a module will make it possible to carry out observations, experiments are much more effective than if it would have had to launch separate automatic spacecraft for this," said Nathan Eismont.

According to him, we are talking about both applied science and fundamental research.

"For example, observations related to the search and study of exoplanets (planets outside the solar system - ed.). This has now received tremendous development in the world, but we are lagging behind here, because there were no appropriate instruments. Now such opportunities appear. This is only one example, and here is a whole cascade of such opportunities that the Science module will provide, "said Nathan Eismont.

The module "Science" has a sleeping place for an astronaut, a toilet, oxygen and water regeneration systems, workplaces for conducting experiments. The module is equipped with an airlock and an ERA European remote manipulator.

Currently, the Russian segment of the ISS includes five modules: the Zarya functional cargo block (launched in 1998), the Zvezda service module (2000), the Pirs docking compartment (2001), and Poisk small research modules (2009 ) and "Dawn" (2010).

https://radiosputnik.ria.ru/20210721/mks-1742281242.html

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Rogozin explained the delay in the transmission of data on the launch of the "Science" module.

Head of Roscosmos Rogozin: telemetry temporarily disappeared during the flight of the Nauka module over Barnaul

18:44 21.07.2021 (updated: 18:48 21.07.2021)

BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan), July 21 - RIA Novosti. The head of Roscosmos  Dmitry Rogozin explained the delay in informing about the separation of the Nauka module from the rocket by the fact that information was temporarily not received when flying over Barnaul.

The multifunctional laboratory module "Nauka" was launched on Wednesday to the ISS from the Baikonur cosmodrome on the "Proton-M" rocket and successfully launched into near-earth orbit.

“I had to be a little worried, because telemetry temporarily disappeared at the Barnaul station,” Rogozin told reporters at the cosmodrome.

However, when flying over other ground-based information receiving points, the fact of separation from the rocket and entering orbit was confirmed, he added.

https://ria.ru/20210721/modul-1742269104.html

So, they confirmed separation but what about the report of problems with deploying antenna, etc. Transmission problem as well? And what is the source of the reports about deployment issues?

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21.07.2021 18:08
"Science" in orbit!

The Proton-M launch vehicle with the multipurpose laboratory module Nauka was launched from Launch pad No. 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome at 17:58:24.938, Moscow time on July 21, 2021. According to the received telemetry information, all phases of the launch vehicle flight (separation of the stages and jettisoning of the payload fairing flaps) passed in normal mode.

The Proton-M rocket injected the multipurpose laboratory module Nauka into a low-Earth orbit with parameters:

    Apogee altitude - 375,5 km;
    Perigee altitude - 199.0 kilometers;
    inclination - 51.6 degrees;
    orbital period - 89.96 min.

In accordance with the mission cyclogram, 580.3 seconds after launch, the payload separated from the third stage of the launch vehicle. Further approach to the International Space Station is performed by the engines of the module "Science". The duration of the module insertion into the docking zone with the ISS is 8 days. Docking to the module "Zvezda" is scheduled for July 29, 2021 at 16:26 Moscow time.

Rocket "Proton-M" mass-produced at the Khrunichev Center (part of the State Corporation Roskosmos) and is used to launch payloads to specific orbits and flight paths under federal and commercial programs since 2001. Over the years the Proton-M rocket has gone through four phases of deep modernizations, which have significantly improved its energy-mass and environmental characteristics for the launch of heavy single and paired payloads. Today's launch was the 425th for the rocket family Proton and 111th for the modernized version of the carrier.

"Nauka" is a multipurpose laboratory module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. It was created by a cooperation of enterprises in order to implement a program of scientific experiments and to expand the functionality of the Russian segment of the ISS. After its commissioning, the Russian segment will receive additional volumes for workstation and cargo storage, accommodation of equipment for water and oxygen regeneration.

Module assignment:

    Providing docking for Progress MS transport cargo spacecraft, Soyuz MS transport manned spacecraft, and the Prichal node module;
    roll control of the International Space Station;
    receiving fuel from Progress MS cargo spacecraft, its storage and transfer to the tanks of Zvezda module to perform dynamic operations - orbit correction, ISS orientation and stabilization;
    storage of cargoes delivered in the interests of the ISS Russian Segment;
    ensuring operation of the European manipulator ERA;
    operation of target payloads complex to carry out scientific and applied research program in conditions of high crew comfort;
    oxygen production to meet the needs of the crew of up to six people;
    operation of the airlock for work with target loads, including the use of the European Robotic Arm;
    functioning of the onboard workshop and the cabin for the third crew member of the Russian segment of the ISS, as well as ensuring operation of the sanitation unit with a system of water regeneration from urine.


Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

14:58:24.938, UTC on July 21, 2021
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Trouble with automated docking sensors and other hardware detected on orbit:

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MLM (3R) launch occurred on time at GMT 202/14:58:24.958.  Ascent was nominal.  Deployment could not be confirmed for Kurs-A antenna 2АСФ1-М-ВКА №1 and for the MLM nadir port docking target due to insufficient telemetry.  Both ИКВ infrared horizon sensors, and a number of ДПС thrusters, generated failure messages during the motion control system test on Orbit 1; all were inhibited for the time-being.  MCC-M is troubleshooting these issues.  Additional details will be provided at the end of the MLM day.

[zubenelgenubi: source, please?]

So, they confirmed separation but what about the report of problems with deploying antenna, etc. Transmission problem as well? And what is the source of the reports about deployment issues?

Mainmind's source reads very much like the style used for the ISS Status Reports from NASA, although this level of detail usually stays behind "restricted" doors (some are published in L2 thanks to inestimable long-time collaborators) and the public ones are less jargon-heavy, while also getting into less depth when problems are noted. Either one of the two versions are normally never released so quickly after the fact, so I'm guessing some standalone notes are shared internally in a quicker fashion.
-DaviD-

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