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First MLM, FGB-2 Module "Functional Cargo Block" [ OPSEK]

Planned for ISS Russian Section


The first MLM module with the European Robotic Arm (ERA) is to be launched on the Proton-M booster which is expected to resemble the Zarya module of ISS as the starting block. Basically that first block module is believed to be nearly completely built and will be available for a scheduled flight in 2012 based on the present planning. It mass is about 20,700 kilograms with maximum diameter of 4.1 meters and a maximum diameter of 13.2 meters with an internal volume of 71 meters cubed. It is planned to carry up to 60 experiments to be performed on board. This first of new larger modules will require the removal of the Pirs module from it docking port and its subsequent planned re-entry to destruction.

Russian MLM,FGB-2 Module ISS Segement Development Credit Roskosmos

Russian ISS Segement Development Credit Roskosmos

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