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The Zarya Control Module is also known as the Functional Cargo Block, and sometimes referred to by its Russian acronym, FGB. Zarya is Russian for "sunrise". This first module of the ISS provided the propulsion for the station in its early stages. It provides fuel storage capability for the station.

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Artist rendering of Zarya in orbit.
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Russian Proton rocket launches the Zarya module, 20 November 1998.


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