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Zvezda (ISS module)

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Zvezda (Russian: Звезда, meaning "star"), Salyut DOS-8, also known as the Zvezda Service Module, is a module of the International Space Station (ISS). It was the third module launched to the station, and provided all of the station's life support systems, some of which are supplemented in the US Orbital Segment (USOS), as well as living quarters for two crew members. It is the structural and functional center of the Russian Orbital Segment (ROS), which is the Russian part of the ISS. Crew assemble here to deal with emergencies on the station.[7][8][9]

Quick facts: Module statistics, COSPAR ID, Launch date, La...
View of the Zvezda module
Module statistics
COSPAR ID2000-037A
Launch date12 July 2000
Launch vehicleProton-K
Docked26 July 2000
  • 20,320 kg (44,800 lb) in orbit [1]
  • At launch: 22,776 kg (50,212 lb) [1]
  • Dry mass: 19,040 kg (41,980 lb) [2]
Length13.1 m (43 ft)
Width29.7 m (97 ft)
Diameter4.35 m [3]
Pressurised volume
  • 75.0 m3 (2,650 cu ft)
  • Habitable: 46.7 m3 (1,650 cu ft)
References: [4][5][6]
On-orbit configuration of the Zvezda service module
Zvezda heads into orbit aboard a Proton launch vehicle on July 12, 2000
Expedition 43 crew celebrate a birthday in Zvezda module, 2015

The module was manufactured in the USSR by RKK Energia, with major sub-contracting work by GKNPTs Khrunichev.[10] Zvezda was launched on a Proton launch vehicle on 12 July 2000, and docked with the Zarya module on 26 July 2000.