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Docking Compartment-1

Pirs (Pier)

 

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

Pirs was permanantly undocked and deorbited on 26 July 2021.

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

 


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