Breaking news! Russian spacecraft "Nauka" (MLM). It was released from Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 7:58 p.m. So far we know that it has opened its solar arrays and navigation antennas. According to Baikonur, the ship broke up on all its useless parts. It has the mission to reach the international space station and will connect to a port on the space station.
The port on the space station is like a kind of port for boats, but it is for taking spaceships, not boats. The place where it will land, that is, facing Earth, is currently occupied by Pirs, another ship from Earth. Before sticking to the port, it will stay in space for 8 days (it is without passengers), for the Russians to test some of their systems. According to NASA, the ship will anchor at 9:25 a.m. on July 29 (Thursday) 2021. This ship is for scientific purposes and to help other space missions. As for Pirs, it is on the International Space Station for approx. 20 years, since September 2001, he has already completed his mission there. However, the ship Pirs will leave there faster by 6 days, at 9:15 am on July 23 (Friday) 2021.
NASA has announced that it will transmit part of the flight.
We wish success to both ships!
Credit video: Space.com