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Questions about the Pirs docking module at the ISS.

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What are these two devices extending from each end of the Progress MS16 cargo ship's solar panels?

CNET's See astronaut's wild view of a discarded ISS module burning up includes the image below. I've cropped, magnified and sharpened bits from each end of the Progress module's solar panels to reveal ...
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Into what non-navigable Pacific Ocean area did structural elements of the Progress MS16 cargo ship & Pirs module fall? Are there maps of these areas?

This recent Roscosmos tweet (found in CNET's See astronaut's wild view of a discarded ISS module burning up) says: The non-combustible structural elements of the #ProgressMS16 cargo ship and the #...
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What capacity will be lost by deorbiting Pirs

Nauka should, hopefully this year, replace the ISS' Pirs module. While Nauka is already pretty old, I suspect it will bring a lot of interesting features to the space station. However, Pirs might have ...
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How many airlocks does the ISS have?

In this context, I mean, a way to get out of the station, without depressurizing the entire station. The obvious ones are: Quest airlock on Unity (Node 1). Pirs (DC-1) airlock Does Poisk (DC-2? Or ...
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What is the airlock on Rassvet meant for?

When NASA launched Rassvet (DCM - Docking and Cargo Module) on a shuttle, it carried a small airlock attached. NASA was under contract to deliver 1.4 tonnes of equipment for the MLM Nauka. Nauka, ...
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