The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the launch of the next Russian module to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for November 24. On Thursday, July 29, he wrote about this on his Twitter account.
"Previously, on November 24, we plan to launch another module on the ISS — a node ("Berth"). We call it a "ball" among ourselves, " the head of the state corporation noted.
Rogozin added that the new module will expand the possibilities of docking with the station of Russian spacecraft, including the new ship "Eagle", designed for flights to the Moon.
Earlier in the day, the module "Science", intended for the implementation of the Russian program of scientific and applied research and experiments, docked to the ISS.
Later, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky on board the ISS informed the specialists of the Moscow Mission Control Center (MCC)about the unplanned engines of the Nauka module. Later, the astronauts reported that they were able to turn them off. Roscosmos explained that the operation of the engines was connected with the process of transferring the module from flight mode to the "docked with the ISS"mode.
NASA also announced that it postponed the launch of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft for a flight to the ISS, scheduled for July 30, due to an incident with the unplanned activation of the engines of the Russian Nauka module.
On July 21, the module was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a Proton-M rocket and put into low-Earth orbit. On July 26, Russia undocked the Pirs module from the Zvezda module on the ISS to make room for Nauka.
On July 28, the European Space Agency (ESA) reported failures in the operation of the module. So, after the disclosure of the solar panels and antennas of the module, the MCC lost telemetry with "Science". The module also did not perform the first activation of the engine to raise the orbit, there were problems in the approach and docking system "Course" on the module. The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the flight of the Nauka module to the ISS caused the developer's worries, all the comments that arose will be analyzed by the state commission.