Posted: Fri, Jul 9, 2021, 7:04 PM ET (2304 GMT)
A long-delayed Russian module for the International Space Station is now scheduled for launch on a Proton rocket July 21. Roscosmos announced early Thursday that revised launch date for the Nauka module, a slip of about a week after encountering issues in launch processing. Nauka will dock with the station's Zvezda module July 29, taking the port currently occupied by the Pirs module. Pirs will be removed from station by a Progress cargo spacecraft July 23, assuming Nauka launches on its current schedule.