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3rd space station element to be launched in July 2000

NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos) have recently announced that the next component of the International Space Station (ISS) - the Zvezda service module - is scheduled to be launched between 8 and 13 July 2000 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhst...
NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos) have recently announced that the next component of the International Space Station (ISS) - the Zvezda service module - is scheduled to be launched between 8 and 13 July 2000 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Zvezda will provide the early living quarters for crew on the International Space Station, as well as its life support, electrical power distribution, data management, flight control and propulsion systems.

The European Space Agency, together with a European industrial consortium headed by DaimlerChrysler and including Belgian, Dutch and French partners, is responsible for the design of Zvezda's core data management system, which supports the module's main computer.

The International Space Station partners are expected formally to approve the timing of the Zvezda launch in accordance with the Space Station Control Board process within the next few weeks.

The actual date will be determined in the weeks prior to the launch, based on optimum conditions for docking with the International Space Station when the station is over Russian ground communications stations.
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