New Russian node module set for launch to ISS in mid-2014

The launch of the new russian node module to International Space Station is planned in the next year, according to Vitaly Lopota, the director of RSC Energia.

The Russian node module will have six docking ports

"The launch of the node module with a Progress M-UM cargo spacecraft is scheduled for mid-2014 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome," - he said.

The launch configuration of the Russian node module

The module will have six docking ports. It will be a hub port for new Russian scientific modules and russian Soyuz and Progress spacecrafts.

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