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LAUNCH OF RUSSIA’S PRICHAL MODULE TO THE ISS, Nov 24, 2021, Kazakhstan, 8:06 am ET

(NASA TV begins 7:45 am ET)

Russia will launch another new module to the International Space Station on November 24, 2021 at 8:06 am ET.  It is much smaller (4 metric tons) than the 20 MT Nauka module launched in July, but will add to the capabilities of the Russian segment by adding five docking ports where other spacecraft can park.

Russia refers to it as either Prichal Node Module (UM) or Progress M-UM. Prichal means pier.

It will be delivered by a Progress M spacecraft and dock with Nauka.

Anatoly Zak at RussianSpaceWeb.com has an excellent explanation of the module’s purpose and history.

NASA TV will provide live coverage of the 8:06 am ET launch (6:06 pm local time at the launch site). NASA TV begins at 7:45 am ET.

Prichal will dock at the Nauka module on November 26 at 10:26 am ET.  NASA TV coverage begins 9:30 am ET.


November 24, 2021
7:30 am - 11:00 pm