LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Fri Nov 20 1998
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Zarya

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

November 20, 1998 at 1:40 AM EST

(November 20, 1998 at 6:40 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

November 20, 1998 at 1:40 AM EST

(November 20, 1998 at 6:40 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

November 20, 1998 at 1:40 AM EST

(November 20, 1998 at 6:40 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Human Exploration
    • The Zarya Control Module, also known by the technical term Functional Cargo Block and the Russian acronym FGB, was the first component launched for the International Space Station. This module was designed to provide the station's initial propulsion and power. The 19,323 kilogram pressurized module was launched on a Russian Proton rocket in November 1998.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    81/23 (81L)