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Docking Compartment-1

Pirs (Pier)

This Russian built (Energia) docking compartment allows the docking of a second Soyuz craft or Progress cargo module without undocking a current Progress module. It also provides a second airlock from which space walks may be initiated.

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Credit: NASA
Pirs under construction at Energia.
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Drawing of the Pirs Docking Compartment-1.
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Credit: NASA
Another drawing of the Pirs.


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