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RassvetThe 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.

Rassvet Specifications
Length 19.7 feet
Diameter 7.7 feet
Mass 11,188 pounds
Launch date May 14, 2010
Page Last Updated: October 18th, 2013
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