22 before 2021 20:42 GMT
It is the first laboratory unit that Russia has sent into space in the past 11 years.
On Sunday, Oleg Novitsky, a member of the Russian crew of the International Space Station (ISS), published the first images of Earth taken from inside the Nauka multipurpose laboratory.
The cosmonaut wrote: “The first pictures of our beautiful planet from the new window of the new Russian unit.” “indescribable beauty! “he added.
The new Russian laboratory unit “Noka” docked to the International Space Station on July 29. that it release It was produced on July 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and is the first unit that Russia has sent into space In the last 11 years.
It is 13 meters long, weighs more than 20 tons, and has 56 square meters of solar panels. It replaced the Pirs docking unit, which has been in service for 20 years.
Its purpose is to conduct scientific research and experiments. Once operational, the Russian sector of the International Space Station will be able to have more working space as well Store more cargo and equipment to replenish water and oxygen.
It is expected to contribute to the development of the Russian part of the International Space Station and could, in the future, even Serves as the basis for a new independent Russian orbital platform.