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S97-E-5099 -- The International Space Station with the Zvezda Service Module The International Space Station with the Zvezda Service Module, which provides living quarters and performs some life support system functions. Credit: NASA The Zvezda Service Module was the first fully Russian contribution to the International Space Station and served as the early cornerstone for the first human habitation of the station. It was launched atop a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The module provides station living quarters, life support systems, electrical power distribution, data processing systems, flight control systems and propulsion systems. It also provides a communications system that includes remote command capabilities from ground flight controllers. It also provides a docking port for Russian Soyuz and Progress spacecraft as well as the European Automated Transfer Vehicle.

Zvezda Specifications
Length 43 feet
Diameter 13.5 feet
Mass 42,600 pounds
Launch date July 12, 2000


Related Links
+ Space Shuttle Mission STS-106 + Zvezda Press Kit
+ ISS Assembly Mission 1R + Service Module Videos
+ ISS Assembly Mission 2A.2b + Fact Sheet
+ Space Station Assembly Sequence  
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