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"Progress" with the new ISS module docked to the ISS. / November 16, 2009 /

Ship «Progress», bearing Russia’s new ISS module «Poisk», successfully docked with the station on November 12 in 18 hours 41 minutes Moscow time. The announcement of this appeared on the site Roskosmos.

The docking took place in normal fully automatic mode and controlled by specialists of the Mission Control Center on Earth and the inhabitants of the ISS. The ship joined the docking port of the transfer module Zvezda Service Module.

«Search», or Small Research Module-2 (MIM-2), Russia will become the fourth module of the orbital station. At the core of MIM-2 is the docking module «Pirs», but functional «Search» will allow to use it as a full laboratory. In this MIM-2 can still be used as a docking module for Russian ships.

Launch vehicle Soyuz-U carrying the «Progress» and «Search» was launched from Baikonur on November 10. In addition to the new module to the ISS was delivered 750 kilograms of various goods required for the life of astronauts and cosmonauts on the ISS, as well as to the work of «Search».

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