The Rassvet Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM1) is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 23 crew member on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA Rassvet (Russian, for “dawn”) was delivered by space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-132 mission. It is used primarily for cargo storage and some payload operations. The module is attached to the Earth-facing port of the Zarya module. It was developed at the Korolev Rocket and Space Corp. Energia (RSC Energia).
MRM-1 also provides a fourth docking port on the Russian segment of the station for the docking of Soyuz and Progress vehicles. MRM-1 is 19.7 feet long, has a maximum exterior diameter of 7.7 feet and weighs 11,188 pounds.
|Launch date||May 14, 2010|