Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b rocket as part of the Uzlovoy Module (UM) “Prichal” mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission is on 11/24/2021 UTC (UNCONFIRMED) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1b and experience the excitement for yourself.
The UM (Uzlovoy Module) or NM (Node Module) is a node to be added to the Russian part of the ISS complex. It is also named Prichal.
UM will be delivered by a modified Progress space tug, called Progress-M-UM. The UM will be docked to the nadir port of the MLM (Nauka) module, providing four ports to mount additional modules and one docking port for cargo and crew spacecrafts.
Soyuz-2 is the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage.
The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.
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