Watch Live Today As The ISS Gets Its First New Module In A Decade
Today you can watch something happen that we have not seen in longer than 10 years. The International Space Station (ISS) is getting another module, the first since 2011. The module is called Nauka, the Russian word for science, and was dispatched on July 21 along with the European Robotic Arm, a shrewd device that can move itself to the diverse Russian modules of the ISS.
Before the appearance of Nauka, the ISS needed to eliminate the Pirs docking station and Progress space apparatus.
Pirs worked for more than 20 years and has now become the main module of the ISS to be decommissioned. The Progress rocket which showed up in February drove the module into a controlled consume into the air on Monday night. You can watch the breathtaking Roscosmos film of the module undocking as though in sluggish mo here. The majority of it was annihilated in reemergence for certain underlying components falling into the pacific.
Assuming you need to watch a module get together live however don’t have the opportunity today, stress not. A few additional modules are as yet expected to arrive at the ISS, with the following one not very far away. The Prichal module is right now booked to dispatch on November 24, 2021. Two force modules are likewise expected to dispatch, called NEM-1 and NEM-2.
Спасибо за работу, «Прогресс» и «Пирс»! pic.twitter.com/rKLAUr750g
— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) July 26, 2021
The ISS is as of now supported to work until basically December 2024, when choices should be made about its future. Russia has effectively declared designs to begin fabricating its own space station, with the plan to dispatch into space by 2030, which would mean leaving the ISS by 2025.