In the next few years, Russia intends to expand its research capabilities on the International Space Station (ISS) as its partners begin using what has already been delivered. Russia's current resources consist of two mini-research modules—Poisk and Rassvet—launched in November 2009 and May 2010, respectively. These facilities allow Russian managers to run a scientific program on the orbiting laboratory that currently comprises 137 experiments. In addition to the small modules, the ...

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