Khrunichev Completes Nauka Space Station Module

MOSCOW, December 7 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Khrunichev space company has completed assembly of the Nauka (“Science”) multirole laboratory module for the International Space Station, Khrunichev said on Friday.

The module will now be tested by the RKK Energia corporation.

“Work has been completed on assembly of the multirole laboratory module for the International Space Station (ISS). The module was sent to RKK Energia on December 7 for further electronic testing of the flight systems,” Khrunichev said.

Khrunichev is responsible for the main structure of Nauka, its engine installation, thermal regulatory and fire-safety systems. It is also responsible for the interface between the laboratory and the Proton rocket which will take it into space in March 2014.

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